Kiakshuk (1886-1966) was born on the south coast of Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin Island), Nunavut. He would move with his family to the Andrew Gordon Bay area east of Cape Dorset (Baffin Island) in the early 1900s. It was not until Kiakshuk was in his 70s that he tried drawing and printmaking due to the encouragement of James Houston. Kiakshuk would become an important participant in the development of Cape Dorset graphic arts creating 52 prints from 1960 until 1966. His preferred medium was engraving due to the "direct nature" of the process. He died in April 1966.