Walrus by Newkinga Nook


Artist:                   Newkinga (Nuqingaq) Nook

Community:        Frobisher Bay/Iqaluit

Year:                      <1970

Media:                   green serpentine

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This carving of a reclining Walrus by Newkinga Nook from Frobisher Bay / Iqaluit is another “little treasure”: small in stature but big in presence. This carving is probably from before 1970. A neat detail are the “inlayed” eyes of the walrus.

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Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 4.5 × 1.25 × 2 in

Biography Newkinga (Nuqingaq) Nook


Born: February 4, 1930
Male E7-596
Place of Birth: Lake Harbour
Resides: Iqaluit


” In 1963 I spent two years in a Toronto hospital being treated for
tuberculosis. There I first started carving because everyone was doing it to
get some spending money. I learned from watching some and then tried it.

I like to carve the Arctic Quebec stone best. It is hard and doesn’t
break as easily as most stone does. The size and shape of the stone depends
on what I’ll make.”
Nook Nuqingaq

Oct – Nov 1973 Sculpture Inuit 25 Years After
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
Montreal, Quebec
March 1988 Arctic Forms – Inuit Sculpture
Arctic Inuit Art Gallery
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.
Jun – Sept 1988 The World Around Me
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
Lethbridge, Alberta
October 1988 Inuit Legends in Stone
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
Montreal, Quebec
(illustrated brochure)
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

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