3rd of 175 works found
Bear Spirit
Artist
Ashoona, Mayoreak
Title
Bear Spirit
Technique
lithograph
Date
1976
Dimensions
51.0cm height x 65.7cm width
Type
print
Accession Number
2015.14.1
Collection
Permanent Collection
Gift of Heidi Freya Peters
A daughter of noted graphic artist Sheouak Parr, who was one of the first women to participate in the early drawing projects in the 1950s, Mayureak grew up traditionally on the land. She became the partner of artist Qaqaq Ashoona, and started drawing and carving in the early 1960s, though her graphics were not shown until later. After Qaqaq’s death in 1996, Mayureak moved back to Cape Dorset from their outcamp and began to produce work that was stylistically more in accord with her own interests and that were often on a larger scale. In 2003, she was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy.