Jul 15, 2016
Jul 16, 2010

Devil Fish

Devil Fish

1972

Alec (Peter) Aliknak Banksland

(Inuit, Ulukhaktok, [formerly Holman], village, Northwest Territories, Canada, 1928-1998)

Stonecut print on paper

Overall: 50.8 x 76.2 cm (20 x 30 in.)

The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1972.1054

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This artist devoted his work to depicting Inuit traditions that were fast disappearing in the Arctic.

Description

Alec (Peter) Aliknak Banksland devoted himself to depicting traditional Inuit ways of life at a time when they were fast disappearing in the Arctic. In the winter fishing scene shown here, he whimsically captures the high point of the hunt as the fisherman peers at his open-mouthed prey through a hole in the ice. Aliknak was a founding member of the Holman Printmaking Cooperative, established in 1961 to provide artists with a means of recording their past and earn income as the Canadian government forced the Inuit off the land and into European-style settlements.

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