Artworks and Artists
Kenojuak Ashevak
Born in Ikirasak camp, Nunavut, 03 October 1927
Died Canada: Nunavut, Cape Dorset, 08 January 2013
Photo: Martin Lipman

Kenojuak Ashevak

In 1966, Kenojuak Ashevak and her husband, Johnniebo, settled in Cape Dorset, where she was a contributor to the success of the West Baffin Co-operative print studio. Kenojuak quickly developed a personal style in which her predilection for birds was evident.

Since early in her career, Kenojuak has been hailed as one of the most important contemporary Inuit artists. Among her many drawings, some 200 have been reproduced since 1959 in the various Cape Dorset print collections. In 1982, Kenojuak was awarded the rank of Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest Canadian honour for lifetime achievement, for her contribution to Inuit Culture.