The answer to our September Guess-the-Artist Contest was Andrew Qappik. Find out more after the jump!
Born in 1964 in Nunataq, a camp about 40 miles from the east Baffin Island settlement of Pangnirtung, he moved with his parents into the community when he was a young child. When a printmaking workshop was established in the hamlet in 1973, young Andrew watched the experienced artists, especially his uncles Solomon and Imoona Karpik, who encouraged him to create his own drawings.
He had 5 prints in the Pangnirtung Print Collection when he was 14-years-old. Since then, he has been a regular contributor to the catalogue and the recipient of a number of important commissions.
Qappik designed the polar bear logo used by the Government of Nunavut and advised the Chief Herald of Canada on Nunavut’s coat-of-arms and flag. He also designed the logo for Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated.
Congratulations to Looee Okalik from Rockland, ON for being the winner of the September Guess-the-Artist Contest!
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