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Fish Lake

24 1/4 x 34 in. (61.6 x 86.4 cm)

Pudlo Pudlat (AKA Pudlo)
First Nations (Canada) (Amadjuak, Nunavut (previously Northwest Territories), 1916 - 1992, Cape Dorset, Nunavut) artist
Lukta Qiatsuq
Native Canadian (1928 - 2004) printer

Inuit; made in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Color stonecut
Credit Line: Bequest of Isabel C. Herdle
Accession Number: 2005.68
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Location: Not currently on view

Edition: 13/50

Pudlo Pudlat started drawing for the Cape Dorset print cooperative in 1959 or 1960. In 1990 he was the first Inuit to be honored by a retrospective exhibition at The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, “Pudlo: Thirty Years of Drawing.”

Inukshuks, the stone markers on the far side of the lake in this print, were built by the Inuit to mark the path, a safe area or a good fishing spot, which seems to be the case here. They could be a pile of rocks in no particular shape or many rocks balanced on top of each other to look like a figure.

[Label text from "Art from the Arctic: Inuit Prints and Sculpture" (11/20/09-2/14/10) by Cynthia Culbert]

Eskimo Art, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI; purchased by Isabel Herdle, Rochester, NY in 1967; bequeathed to the MAG in 2005

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