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Napachie Pootoogook

Napachie Pootoogook (Inuit, born in 1938, Sako Island Camp, NT, Canada; died in 2002 Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, Canada) was the daughter of acclaimed Inuit artist Pitseolak Ashoona. Her work was shown alongside her own daughter Annie Pootoogook’s in the exhibition Windows on Kinngait, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, 2005—the first time their work was displayed together outside of Kinngait | Cape Dorset. In her later career, when depicting events from her life, Napachie Pootoogook experimented with figure drawing and lithography, producing more than 5,000 original works.

Works

Napachie Pootoogook at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Starting in 1996, Pootoogook began a series of narrated black and white drawings initially depicting her grandfather Namonie’s life on the south Baffin coast. She later expanded the series with her own narratives as well as those relayed to her by her mother, Pitseolak Ashoona. The subjects range from the…

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