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Guiding the Young, 1994 by Qavavau Manumie, Inuit

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Guiding the Young, 1994
by Qavavau Manumie, Inuit
Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut
stonecut and stencil, archival framing
31" tall x 32.5" wide x .75" deep, framed


Qavavau Manumie is a Kinngait (Cape Dorset) based artist who focuses on printmaking and drawing. He began working as a printmaker in the 1980s at the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative and quickly became a master printmaker. His work has been included in most Cape Dorset Print Collections from the mid 1990s onwards. In addition to printmaking, Manumie has been drawing since his late teens, and is a part of a new generation of artists that are redefining subject matter in contemporary Inuit art. 

Manumie’s work combines both scenes of reality, as well as fantastical scenes taken from the artist’s imagination. He has a unique sensibility, which has contributed to his success as a contemporary artist. Manumie has exhibited work across Canada and abroad with pieces of his art as part of the public collections of institutions such as National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON and the Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, QC.