Two Way Dancing Bear by Isaaci Petaulassie


Artist:                  Isaaci Petaulassie

Community:          Cape Dorset/Kinngait

Year:                       2019

Media:                    Stone

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This Two Way Dancing Bear by Isaaci Petaulassie from Cape Dorset/Kinngait likes to show off his moves. A delightful character. Isaaci is well known for his bear carvings which are always attractive and well executed,  with smooth flowing features and displaying well executed natural movements, even when breakdancing.


Additional information

Weight 3.7 kg
Dimensions 8.25 × 6 × 7 in

Biography Isaaci Petaulassie


Date of Birth: August 21, 1973 Male/Female: Male

Place of Birth: Cape Dorset

Mother: Miluqtiktu Petaulassie

Father: Etidlooie Petaulassie

Grandfather: Latcholassie Akesuk

Issaci Petaulassie comes from a family of artists. His father, Etidlooie Petaulassie and his mother, Miluqtiktu Petaulassie are both established carvers. His grandfather, Latcholassie Akesuk is a famous Cape Dorset sculptor.

Isaaci is a graduate of the Arts and Crafts Program at Nunavut College. His favorite theme is the polar bear His carvings of bears have attractive, detailed and natural facial features and display well-executed compositions.


October – December 2002
Polar Bears: An Exhibition of Inuit Sculpture
(online exhibition)
Galerie Inuit Plus
Timmins, Ontario, Canada

December 2006 – January 2007
Small Sculptures by Great Artists
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario

March – April, 2009
Arctic Wildlife
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia

2010 Polar Bears
Canadian Arctic Gallery
Basel Switzerland

January – February 2011
20 Great Sculptures
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario

May 2012
Ursa Major: The Great Bear
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia

October – November, 2018
World of the Polar Bear
Nunavut Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated brochure)

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