Family Group by Jamasie Teevee

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Artist:                    Jamasie Teevee

Community:         Cape Dorset / Kinngait

Year:                       1969

Media:                    engraving, print

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Print from 1969 titled Family Group by Jamasie Teevee from the 1969 Dorset Collection.

“[Jamasie] began to draw in the early 1960s while living in an Inuit Camp on the coastline of southern Baffin Island. During that time, he concentrated primarily on the copper engraving technique, ferrying copper plates back and forth between his campsite and the co-operative in Cape Dorset. Many of his engravings, published in the 1960s and early 1970s, depicted the traditional Inuit camp and hunting activities.


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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 13 × 14.75 in

Jamasie Teevee Biography

JAMASIE TEEVEE (JAMESSIE)

Born: July 2, 1910 Male E7-977
Place of Birth: Lake Harbour
Died: 1985
Resided: Cape Dorset
Drawings, Prints, Sculpture

“[Jamasie] began to draw in the early 1960s while living in an Inuit Camp on the coastline of southern Baffin Island. During that time, he concentrated primarily on the copper engraving technique, ferrying copper plates back and forth between his campsite and the co-operative in Cape Dorset. Many of his engravings, published in the 1960s and early 1970s, depicted the traditional Inuit camp and hunting activities.

[In the early 1980s], Jamasie … returned to drawing on paper, using graphite and coloured pencils, in addition to felt-tip pens. His drawings [were] executed in precise, simple and uncluttered lines.”*

Jamasie was the father of Anirnik Ragee, Parnee Peter, Nicotai Simigak, and Simeonie Teevee, all Cape Dorset sculptors. Jamasie’s wife, Cape Dorset
artist Angotigolu Teevee, died in 1967.

*from “Dorset Fine Arts Artist Information Sheet”, (date unknown)

EXHIBITIONS:

1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, Cape Dorset Graphics

1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, (annual collection)

1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, (illustrated catalogue)

1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985

1967 Eskimo Sculpture
Winnipeg Art Gallery
presented at the Manitoba Legislative
Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)

1967 The Eskimo Art Collection of the
Toronto-Dominion Bank
Toronto-Dominion Bank
Toronto, Ontario
(tour) (illustrated catalogue)

1967 Inoonoot Eskima: Grafik och
Skulptur fran Cape Dorset och Povungnituk Konstframjandet
Stockholm, Sweden (catalogue)

February – April 1973 The Bessie Bulman Collection. Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitob (illustrated catalogue)

Jan 1977 – Jun 1982 The Inuit Print/L’estampe inuit
Department of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development and the
National Museum of Man
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour) (illustrated catalogue)

March – June 1978 The Coming and Going of the Shaman:
Eskimo Shamanism and Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba (illustrated catalogue)

August 1978 Inuit Games and Contests: The Clifford E Lee Collection of Prints
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Albert (illustrated catalogue)

Nov – Dec 1978 Polar Vision: Canadian Eskimo Graphics
Jerusalem Artists’ House Museum
Jerusalem, Israel (illustrated catalogue)

March – April 1979 Sculpture of the Inuit: Lorne Balshine
Collection/Lou Osipov Collection/
Dr. Harry Winrob Collection
Surrey Art Gallery
Surrey, British Columbia (illustrated catalogue)

March – April 1979 Canadian Eskimo Art: a representative exhibition from the collection of Professor and Mrs. Philip Gray
Fine Arts Gallery, Montana State University Bozeman, Montana, U.S.A.
(catalogue)

March – May 1979 Eskimo Narrative
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(tour) (illustrated catalogue)

May 1979 Inuit Prints
University of New Brunswick
Long Gallery, St. John Campus
St John, New Brunswick
(tour)

July 1979 – May 1980 Inuit Art in the 1970s
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and the
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Kingston, Ontario
(tour) (illustrated catalogue)

January – February 1980 Inuit Master Artists of the 1970s
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia

January – March 1980 Cape Dorset
Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)

April – May 1980 The Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art from the Art Gallery of Ontario
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

Sept – Oct 1980 La deesse inuite de la mer/The Inuit Sea Goddess
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Montreal, Quebec
(tour) (illustrated catalogue)

Apr 1981 – Mar1982 Inuit Art: A Selection of Inuit Art from the Collection of the National Museum of Man, Ottawa, and the Rothmans Permanent Collection of Inuit Sculpture, Canada
National Museum of Man, Ottawa and
Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario
(tour) (illustrated catalogue)

July – August 1981 Eskimo Games: Graphics and Sculpture/ Giuochi Eschimesi: grafiche e sculture
National Gallery of Modern Art
Rome, Italy
(illustrated catalogue)

Oct 1981 – Jan 1983 Cape Dorset Engravings
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, circulated by the Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, Ontario
(tour) (illustrated brochure)

Oct 1981 – Feb 1983 The Murray and Marguerite Vaughan Inuit Print Collection
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Fredericton, New Brunswick
(tour) (illustrated catalogue)

June – October 1982 Inuit Art from the Art Centre Collection
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Guelph, Ontario

Dec 1982 – Jan 1983 Noel au Chateau – Art inuit de la collection Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Guelph, Ontario
presented at Chateau Dufresne
Montreal, Quebec

1983 Hunter of the Sacred Game: Traditional Life on the Land
Organized by the Arts and Learning
Services Foundation
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
(tour)

February – March 1983 Return of the Birds
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

May 1983 – April 1985 Grasp Tight the Old Ways: Selections from the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art
Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
(tour) (illustrated catalogue)

Sept – Oct 1983 Inuit Survival
Enook Galleries, Waterloo, Ontario
Presented at the University of Waterloo
Art Gallery
Waterloo, Ontario

Oct – Nov 1983 The Cape Dorset Print
Presented at Rideau Hall by Indian and
Northern Affairs Canada
Ottawa, Ontario

Oct – Dec 1983 Inuit Masterworks: Selections from the Collection of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
McMichael Canadian Collection
Kleinburg, Ontario

Nov 1983 – Jan 1984 Inuit Art at Rideau Hall Presented by Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Ottawa, Ontario

Sept – Oct 1984 On the Land
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

March – May 1985 Uumajut: Animal Imagery in Inuit Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)

May 1986 Premiere Exhibit of 1986
Page’s Exclusive Eskimo Art
Agoura Hills, California, U.S.A.

May – June 1986 Northern Exposure: Inuit Images of Travel Burnaby Art Gallery
Burnaby, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

November 1986 Inuit Graphics Through the Year: Rare Prints from the Arctic
Arctic Artistry
Scarsdale, New York, U.S.A.

Nov – Dec 1986 Cape Dorset Prints and Sculpture
McMaster Art Gallery
Hamilton, Ontario

May – June 1987 Inuit Graphics from the Past
Arctic Artistry
Scarsdale, New York, U.S.A.

November 1987 Inuit Traditions in Graphics: 1961-1987
Arctic Artistry
Hartsdale, New York, U.S.A.

Dec 1987 – Mar 1989 Contemporary Inuit Drawings
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Guelph, Ontario
(tour) (illustrated catalogue)

Jun – Sept 1988 Building on Strengths: New Inuit Art from the Collection Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba

January – April 1989 Cape Dorset Printmaking 1959-1989
McMichael Canadian Collection
Kleinburg, Ontario

June – July 1989 A New Day Dawning: Early Cape Dorset Prints
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

1990 Inuit Art From the Glenbow Collection Glenbow Museum
Calgary, Alberta

February – March 1990 Inuit Drawings
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

Jun – Sept 1990 Inuit Graphics and Drawings from 1959-1990
Arctic Artistry Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.A.

Nov 1990 – Feb 1991 Espaces Inuit
Maison Hamel-Bruneau
Ste-Foy, Quebec
(illustrated catalogue)

Dec 1991 – Mar 1992 In Cape Dorset We Do It This Way: Three Decades of Inuit Printmaking
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Kleinburg, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

February 1992 The Inuit Print and Sculpture 1960-1980
Westdale Gallery Hamilton, Ontario

March – April 1992 Selections from the McMaster Art Gallery Collection
McMaster Art Gallery
Hamilton, Ontario

Nov 1993 – Jan 1994 Contemporary Inuit Drawings
Muscarelle Museum of Art
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

Mar – Aug 1994 Kunst aus der Arktis
Volkerkundmuseum der Universitat Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
(illustrated catalogue)

May – June 1994 Cape Dorset Revisited – a collection of previously unreleased prints, exhibited at selected commercial galleries, organized by West Baffin Eskimo Co-op
Cape Dorset, Northwest Territories

May 1994 – July 1995 Cape Dorset Revisited
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Kleinburg, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

July 1994 Arctic Spirit
35 Years of Canadian Inuit Art
Frye Art Museum
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

May – Sept 1995 Keeping Our Stories Alive:
An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada
Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

June 1995 Cape Dorset Engravings and Etchings from the Sixties
Arctic Artistry
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.A.

July 1995 Sunakutagnuvalautut:
Things from the Past
Feheley Fine Art
Toronto, Ontario

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

November 1973 [Jamasie Teevee] Fleet Galleries
Winnipeg, Manitoba

August 1974 Prints and Drawings by Jamasie
Inukshuk Galleries
Waterloo, Ontario

June 1981 Jamasie Retrospective
Canadiana Galleries
Edmonton, Alberta

COLLECTIONS:

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.

Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario

Art Gallery of York University, Downsview, Ontario

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal, Quebec

Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

Clifford E. Lee Collection, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.A.

Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

GE Canada Inuit Art Collection, Mississauga, Ontario

Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta

Laurentian University Museum and Arts Centre, Sudbury, Ontario

London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario

McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario

Toronto-Dominion Bank Collection, Toronto, Ontario

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and EVENTS:

Mintmark Press Special Editions, Toronto. Jamasie is one of several artists
whose reproductions are presented in folios by Mintmark Press.

1973 Received a Canada Council grant to travel to Winnipeg to attend the
opening of an exhibition of his works at Fleet Galleries.

1976 His image Animals and Man was part of a portfolio that was commissioned for presentation to the participants in the United Nations Habitat Conference held in Vancouver in 1976; the print appears in the Cape Dorset Graphic annual
catalogue of 1981.

1980 Commissioned by Theo Waddington to produce a limited edition portfolio of six prints, these works are documented in the Cape Dorset Graphic annual catalogue of 1980.

1981 Mintmark Press commissioned a stonecut by Jamasie, also included in the Cape Dorset Graphic annual catalogue of 1982.

1982 ‘Etchings Portfolio V: Timiat’. Jamasie was one of three artists who
contributed to a special folio of work, documented in the Cape Dorset Graphic
annual catalogue of 1982.

1984 Norgraphics Commission. Jamasie was one of three artists to produce a collection of limited edition etchings; documented in the Cape Dorset Graphic annual catalogue of 1985.

1989 A folio of prints by Jamasie released by Aux Multiples entitled
‘Jamasie Teevee 1910-1985’.

SELECTED REFERENCES:

ARTS OF THE ESKIMO: PRINTS: /Ed. by Ernst Roch. Texts by Patrick Furneaux and Leo Rosshandler.
Montreal: Signum Press in association with Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1974.

Baele, Nancy
INUIT ART: A new show comes to the National Gallery. Ottawa
Citizen, January 13, 1989.

Beaverbrook Art Gallery
THE MURRAY AND MARGUERITE VAUGHAN INUIT PRINT COLLECTION =

COLLECTION D’ESTAMPES INUIT: An Exhibition Organized and
Circulated by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, Canada.
Fredericton: Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 1981.

Blodgett, Jean
ESKIMO NARRATIVE. Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979.

Blodgett, Jean
GRASP TIGHT THE OLD WAYS: Selections from the Klamer Family
Collection of Inuit Art. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1983.

Blodgett, Jean
IN CAPE DORSET WE DO IT THIS WAY: THREE DECADES OF INUIT PRINTMAKING: Jean Blodgett/with essays by Heather Ardies, Leslie Boyd and Linda Sutherland. Kleinburg, Ont. : McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1991.

Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Dev. INUNNIT: The Art of the Canadian Eskimo = L’art des Eskimaux du
Canada. / by W. T. Larmour. French translation by Jacques Brunet. Ottawa: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern
Development, 1967.

Collinson, Helen
INUIT GAMES AND CONTESTS: The Clifford E. Lee Collection of Prints. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Collections, 1978.

Driscoll, Bernadette
UUMAJUT: Animal Imagery in Inuit art. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1985.

Gustavison, Susan J.
ARCTIC EXPRESSIONS: INUIT ART AND THE CANADIAN ESKIMO ARTS
COUNCIL 1961 – 1989. Kleinburg, Ont.: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1994.

Hassler, Gitta
KUNST AUS DER ARKTIS: GRAPHIKEN DER INUIT IN KANADA. Zurich:
Volkerkundmuseum der Universitat Zurich, 1994.

Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
KEEPING OUR STORIES ALIVE: An Exhibition of Art and Crafts from
Dene and Inuit of Canada. Santa Fe, N.M.: Institute of American Native Arts Museum, 1995.

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
INUIT DRAWINGS. Vancouver: Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, 1990.

Jackson, Marion E.
CONTEMPORARY INUIT DRAWINGS. Guelph, Ontario: Macdonald Stewart
Art Centre, 1987.

Muscarelle Museum of Art (Williamsburg)
CONTEMPORARY INUIT DRAWINGS: The gift collection of Frederickand Lucy S. Herman. Williamsburg, Va.: The College of William and Mary in Virginia, 1993.

National Museum of Man
THE INUIT PRINT = L’ESTAMPE INUIT: A Travelling Exhibition… = Une exposition itinerante… Ottawa: National Museum of Man, National Museums of Canada, 1977.

Routledge, Marie
INUIT ART IN THE 1970s/L’ART INUIT ACTUEL: 1970-79. Kingston, Ont. : The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1979.

Swinton, Nelda
LA DEESSE INUITE DE LA MER. = THE INUIT SEA GODDESS. Montreal:
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1980.

Winnipeg Art Gallery
CAPE DORSET. Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979.

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