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Indigenous Art in the Library: Silas Aittauq

Silas Aittauq


Photo retrieved from Spirit Wrestler Gallery website

(1933-2013) Aittauq was an Inuit artist who grew up in the Northwest Territories. He began to carve in 1960 after settling in Baker Lake (now Nunavut), which is known for its rich Inuit artistic community. Many of his carvings and sculptures centre on abstract depictions of animals and people.1 

The piece "Musk Ox With Faces" is located in the entrance of the Science Library