Joanassie Manning


7 1/2" H x 11" W

Born: June 6, 1967
E7-1949 (Joanassie; Manumikalak; Kooyoo)
Resides: Cape Dorset

Joanasie was born in Cape Dorset and has lived there all his life. His mother, Annie Manning, has worked (in the north and also in the south) as a translator for English and Inuktitut. She is also well versed in the art of sewing and dollmaking.

Joanasie's grandfather Ipeelie Oshuitok of Cape Dorset is a well known carver. Joanasie is poised to become one of greatest Inuit artists of this generation.

Joanasie began carving in 1987. Although he does not carve often, his sculptures are skillful, with much attention to detail (Feheley Fine Arts).

Cape Dorset is located north of Hudson Bay on the southwest tip of Baffin Island, well above the treeline and just south of the Arctic Circle.

The Inuit inhabitants have always called the area Kinngait (pronounced king-ite), meaning "the place of hills," but it was named Cape Dorset in 1631 by the British explorer Captain Luke Foxe, who mapped the region during his unsuccessful search for the Northwest Passage; he named it in honour of the Earl of Dorset, who had sponsored the expedition.

Today, Cape Dorset is a modern community of nearly fourteen hundred inhabitants in the newly created Canadian territory of Nunavut.

Gallery Price $2,500.00


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