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(1946-)

Biography

GERMAINE ARNAKTAUYOK

Born: September 26, 1946 Female E5-472
Resides: Igloolik; also lived in Yellowknife
Drawings, Paintings

Germaine's father, Isidore Iytok, and mother, Therese Natsiq Tulugatjuk, are
carvers. She studied fine arts at the University of Manitoba, and has had
great success as an illustrator for many years.

EXHIBITIONS:

Oct - Nov 1981 The Inuit Sea Goddess
Surrey Art Gallery,
(organized to complement the Musee
des beaux-arts de Montreal exhibit
of the same name)
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

July 1989 The Great Northern Arts Festival
held in Inuvik
Northwest Territories

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

1993 - 1993 Arts from the Arctic
Anchorage Museum of History and Art
Anchorage, Alaska
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

November 1994 Creatures of the Sea and Snow
Snow Goose Associates
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

COLLECTIONS:

Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and EVENTS:

1970 Illustrated "Harpoon of the Hunter", a book published by the Dept. of Indian
Affairs and Northern Development.

1973 Germaine was commissioned by El Al to make illustrations for promotional
posters for the Israeli airline.

1976 Glasses featuring original drawings by Arnatauyok were produced by Dominion
Glass Ltd.

1977 Designed cover and illustrated "Inuit Legends" for the Dept. of Education in
Yellowknife, N.W.T.

1991 Illustrated a children's book entitled "Who's Going to Eat Me?"

1995 Commissioned print used for the poster of 'Iliqqusivut Inuit Spirit of the
Arctic', at the Canadian National Exhibition.

SELECTED REFERENCES:


STORIES FROM PANGNIRTUNG: /Illustrated by Germaine Arnaktauyok.
Foreward by Stuart Hodgson. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1976.

Government of The Northwest Territories
NORTHERN PEOPLE. 1976.

Institute of Alaska Native Arts
ARTS FROM THE ARCTIC: An Exhibition of Circumpolar Art by
Indigenous Artists from Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Sapmi
(Lapland), Russia. Presented by Institute of Alaska Native Arts
and Anchorage Museum of History and Art, copyright Institute of
Alaska Native Arts, 1993.

Kappi, Leoni, ed.
INUIT LEGENDS. Yellowknife: Government of the Northwest
Territories. Department of Education, 1977.

Markoosie
HARPOON OF THE HUNTER. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University
Press, 1970.

Pellerin, Catherine
THE EVOLUTION OF AN ARTIST: Germaine Arnaktauyok. Up-Here:
Vol.9, No.5, October/November, 1993.
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