Walrus with calf – Peter Parr


Artist: Peter Parr

Community: Cape Dorset

Year: 2012

Media: Serpentine, antler


A stunning carving by Cape Dorset artist Peter Parr. This piece, of a walrus feeding her calf is an unusual composition. Rarely do we see a carving that includes a feeding calf. This is a beautiful piece of art, with gorgeous lines from many angles. The main body of the carving is done in serpentine, with accents of antler in the tusks. A fantastic piece of Inuit art.

Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 7 × 8 × 3.25 in

About Peter Parr


Date of Birth: July 31, 1970 Male/Female: Male E7-2741

Place of Birth: Cape Dorset

Mother: Atituq Parr
Father: Nuna Parr

Peter began carving when he was seventeen. He enjoys carving animals such as walruses and polar bears.

Peter’s wife, Alasuak, is a carver as well. His father, Nuna Parr, is also a carver. Peter’s grandparents, the late Parr and Elleshushe, were both famous graphic artists in Cape Dorset.


February 1993 Inuit Sculpture
Gallery Marie-Louise Wirth
Zurich, Switzerland

October – November 1993 Sculpture and Graphics from Cape Dorset
Art Space Gallery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

October – November 1995 The Next Generation
Orca Aart Gallery
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
(illustrated brochure)

October – November 1995 Canadian Inuit Sculpture
The Next Generation
Orca Aart Gallery
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

December 1996 – March 1997 Beelden uit Arctica
Canadian Eskimo Art
Venray, Netherlands

February – April 1997 Stone & Bone
The Inuit Master Carvers of the Canadian Arctic
The North West Company
Held at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities
Ketchum, Idaho, U.S.A.

March 1997 Inuit and the Sea
Canadian Eskimo Art
Eindhoven, Netherlands
June 1997 Singing & Dancing & Playing
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario

2006 Rhythms in Motion
Galerie d’art Vincent
Ottawa, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

June – September, 2011 Bear Farandole
Kulik Art Inuit
Quebec City. Quebec