Inuit Art from Private Ontario Collections
April 16 — 21, 2022
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
LUKE ANOWTALIK (1932-2006)
Private collection, Ontario
A master of the restrained Arviat style, Luke Anowtalik gives us the image of an embracing mother and child, sculpted in subtle contours. The v-shaped legs of the child point upward in the composition and draw our eye to the face of the mother. The eyes and mouth exude a pervasive sense of calm although implied with only a whisper of carving.