PAUTA SAILA, R.C.A., CAPE DORSET/KINNGAIT
DANCING POLAR BEAR BALANCING ON ONE LEG WITH INSET TEETH
signed in syllabics, c. 1990
20 ins x 11 ins x 5.5 ins; 50.8 cms x 27.9 cms x 14 cms
May 30, 2016
A Pauta Bear Welcomes Visitors to the McMichael
Pauta was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and his works are included in major private and public collections. An almost 6 foot stone carving by Pauta, made for the International Sculpture Symposium in Toronto in 1967, can be viewed at the entrance to The McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario.
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