Ennutsiak (1896 - 1967)

Ennutsiak is a well-respected carver and is known for his works that document traditional Inuit life and culture. This sculpture of a family scene of women preparing food is notable for its use of mixed media, with the ulus being made of ivory. Attention to detail in the clothing and hairstyles carved by Ennutsiak make this piece an indisputable depiction of community life in the North Baffin Region and embodies the notion of Iniut art-making as ‘memory art’.

Ennutsiak was the father of Nuveeya Ipellie and grandfather of Seepee and Alooktook Ipellie.