Collection: Kenojuak Ashevak

Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013) was one of Canada’s most acclaimed graphic artists and was represented in almost every annual Cape Dorset print collection since 1959. In 1970 her print Enchanted Owl was reproduced on a stamp commemorating the centennial of the Northwest Territories, and in 1993 Canada Post selected her drawing entitled The Owl to be reproduced on their .86 cent stamp.

Kenojuak received many special honors, including a Companion in the Order of Canada (1967), Honourary Degrees from both Queen's University and the University of Toronto (1992), and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards Ceremony in Vancouver (1996). In the spring of 2001, Kenojuak was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, and traveled with her daughter, Silaqi, to attend the ceremonies in Toronto. She is the first Inuit artist to be so honored, and joined many other famous and accomplished Canadians.

Text excerpted from the Dorset Fine Arts website

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