Ikseetarkyuk: Crane Eskimo
Luke Iksiktaaryuk (also known as Ikseektaryuk) was born in the Kazan River area of Canada around 1909. He is best known for his sculpture and drawing having exhibited his work from 1964 to 1977 (the year of his death) and beyond till at least the mid 1990s. He is one of the best known Inuit culture artists, whose works are represented worldwide.
The Work of Art
Crane Eskimo is a stone-cut print created and published in 1970. It is a limited edition print of which this is the 17th edition of 50. The work depicts a long necked bird on a rough surface. The crane eskimo is a popular subject in the Inuit culture and is depicted in a range of different media. The work of art is one of two Canadian indigenous works gifted to the University of Canberra (the other is the legend of the Raven and the Loon).