Inuit Art Online Auction
May 31 — 31, 2018
Auction begins to close at 12:00 am ET
JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985)
Jessie Oonark, A Retrospective, Jean Blodgett and Marie Bouchard, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1986/1987, page 21.
Designed to accompany a United Nations stamp commemorating the UN conference of Human Settlements (HABITAT) held in Vancouver.
“Hundreds of collectors stood in line for her autograph in Eskimo syllabics - the only signature Oonark ever knew. (Son) William Noah, an artist himself, was moved by the critical acclaim his mother’s work received at the United Nations. ‘We never realized the potential of Eskimo art,’ stated Noah to reporters.”