Grand Dame

Kenojuak Ashevak

Grand Dame by Kenojuak Ashevak

Artist Kenojuak Ashevak lived most of her life in Camp Dorset, an Inuit community in the the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada.  Married at 19, Kenojuak raised a large family.  But in the harsh life of this northern territory, some of her children did not reach adulthood.  She was the first woman involved in the Camp Dorset Printmaking studio and her work has received wide recognition throughout Canada and the rest of the world.  Kenojualk Ashevak died last month, at the age of 85.  She is remembered as a gifted artist with a spirit that was humble, grateful and full of joy.

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