Polar Bear carved by Pauloosie Tunnillie


Artist: Pauloosie Tunnillie

Community: Cape Dorset

Year: 2017

Media: Stone


A beautifully carved polar bear by Cape Dorset artist Pauloosie Tunnillie. This is a gorgeous piece of Inuit art, depicting one of the Arctic’s most famous animals.


Additional information

Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 4.5 × 3.5 × 2.5 in

About Pauloosie Tunnillie


Date of Birth: April 16, 1976 Male/Female: Male

Place of Birth: Cape Dorset

Mother: Martha Tunnillie

Father: Ashevak Tunnillie

Pauloosie is the son of Cape Dorset carver, Ashevak Tunnillie.


December 1990 New Miniature Sculpture
Gallery Phillip
Don Mills, Ontario

September – November 1993 The Bear: Sculpture
The Albers Gallery
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

September 1995 Sedna: Spirit of the Sea
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario

November – December 1`995 Miniaturen
Inuit Galerie
Mannheim, Germany

January 1997 Stories in Stone: A Canadian Inuit Art Exhibition held on the occasion of the trade mission to Korea lead by Prime Minister, Jean Chretien
Held at the Westin Chosun Hotel organized by McKnight Associates
Seoul, Korea
(illustrated catalogue)

Summer 2009 Summer Celebration
Images of the North
San Francisco

December, 2009 Small Sculptures by Great Artists
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)

March – April, 2010 Vancouver Olympic Exhibition
Canadian Arctic Gallery
Basel, Switzerland

January – February, 2017 Small treasures
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia

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