OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005), E7-1154, Cape Dorset / Kinngait
MAN WITH HIS DOG
signed in syllabics, c. 1970s
22.5 x 14 x 5 in — 57.2 x 35.6 x 12.7 cm
“In his carvings Osuitok claims he is just representing Inuit people, not specific individuals, even though the completed image may seem to resemble a particular person. ...many of Osuitok’s sculptures show the people and animals he knows from his day-to-day life...”
Alma Houston, Inuit Art: An Anthology, Winnipeg, MB, 1988, page 46.