This small Bear by Mosesee Pootoogook from Cape Dorset is a perfect example of Mosesee’s talents. We have always admired Mosesee’s small treasures. And this is no exemption. He is a master. This small bear, beautifully carved, probably stemming from around 2012 has come to us from a private collection. A real little gem!
Bio: Mosesee Pootoogook
Mosesee Pootoogook was born in the Iqaluit Hospital but has grown up in Cape Dorset. His father, Paulassie Pootoogook, is a well-known Cape Dorset carver, and his late mother, Ishuhungitok was an artist. Mosesee’s older brother Anakadlak is also a carver.
Mosesie Pootoogook began carving at the age of eleven. His father taught him to carve, and sometimes they work together making carvings. His favourite subjects to carve are dancing bears, seals and walrus, and he prefers to work in serpentine stone because it is softer than marble.
Also known as Moesie, Moe, Mosesie. Born on June 16, 1977 in Iqaluit, NU. Nationality is Inuit
1995 Our Land Transforming: Celebrating the Enduring Spirit of the Inuit, Arctic Raven Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA
1995 Miniaturen, Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany
1996 Small Sculptures by Great Artists, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1997 Singing & Dancing & Playing, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2002 Polar Bears: An Exhibition of Inuit Sculpture (online exhibition), Galerie Inuit Plus, Timmins, ON