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Mark Emerak



Born: 1901 Male W2-456
Place of Birth: Prince Albert Peninsula Area
Died: March 23, 1983
Resided: Holman
Drawings, Prints


1968, 1970, 1973, 1976, 1977, Holman Prints
1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, (annual collection)
1985 (illustrated catalogue)

January 1977 - June 1982 The Inuit Print/L'estampe inuit
Department of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development and the
National Museum of Man
Ottawa, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

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

November - December 1978 Polar Vision: Canadian Eskimo Graphics
Jerusalem Artists' House Museum
Jerusalem, Israel
(illustrated catalogue)

August - October 1980 The Inuit Amautik: I Like My Hood
To Be Full
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)

1981 - 1983 The Moveable Feast
Arts and Learning Services Foundation
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

April 1981 - March 1982 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
(illustrated catalogue)

December 1982 The Beat of the Drum
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
(illustrated brochure)

September 1983 The Way We Were - Traditional Eskimo Life
Snow Goose Associates
Seattle, Washington, USA

February 1984 - June 1986 Arctic Vision: Art of the Canadian Inuit
Department of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development and Canadian
Arctic Producers
Ottawa, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

March 1984 The Story Tellers of Holman Island: A
retrospective exhibition of rare stonecut
prints from 1968 - 1979
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

August - September 1984 Visions of Rare Spirit:
20 Years of Holman Prints
Port Colborne Library
Port Colborne, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

November - December 1984 50 Inuit Prints
Canadian Arctic Producers in
coordination with the Hudson's Bay
Company Inuit Art Marketing Service,
held at Simpson's
Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)

June 1985 - September 1987 Chisel and Brush/Le ciseau et la brosse
Department of Indian Affairs
and Northern Development
Ottawa, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

November 1985 - April 1986 Aboriginal Rights in Canada
National Library of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario

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

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

September - November 1987 The Swinton Collection of Inuit Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)

October - November 1987 1987 Eskimo Art
Franz Bader Gallery
Washington, DC, U.S.A.

December 1987 - March 1989

Contemporary Inuit Drawings
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Guelph, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

December 1988 - 1989 Im Schatten der Sonne:Zeitgenossische Kunst
der Indianer und Eskimos in Kanada/In the
Shadow of the Sun:Contemporary Indian and Inuit
Art in Canada
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Ottawa, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

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

January - September 1990 Arctic Mirror
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Hull, Quebec

January 1991 Bears of the North
Snow Goose Associates
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

February - August 1992 Inuit Art on the Mezzanine: New Acquisitions
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated brochure)

February - September 1992 Inuit Art: Drawings and Recent Sculpture
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario

March 1993 The Prints Never Seen:
Holman, 1977-1987
Albers Gallery of Inuit Art
San Francisco, California
(illustrated catalogue)

November 1993 - January 1994

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

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

March - April 1996 Works on Paper from the Permanent
Collection of Inuit Art
Canadian Guild of Craft Quebec
Montreal, Quebec


Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal, Quebec
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Clifford E. Lee Collection, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba


1987 The Holman Eskimo Co-operative released a memorial portfolio of 12 prints
based on drawings by Mark Emerak and Helen Kalvak.


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.

IM SCHATTEN DER SONNE: Zeitgenoessische Kunst der Indianer und
Eskimos in Kanada. [In the Shadow of the Sun: Contemporary Art
of the Indians and Eskimos in Canada]. Stuttgart: Edition
Cantz. Ottawa: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1988.

Berlo, Janet Catherine
10, no. 3 (Fall 1995), pp.22-30, 1995.

Blodgett, Jean
CHRISTIANITY AND INUIT ART. The Beaver, Autumn, 1984. pp.16-25.

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

Holman Eskimo Co-operatives Ltd.
THE PRINTS NEVER SEEN, HOLMAN, 1977-1987: A Collection of
Previously Unpublished Prints. Holman Eskimo Co-operatives;
Albers Gallery of Inuit Art, 1993?.

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

Lipton, Barbara
ARCTIC VISION: Art of the Canadian Inuit. Ottawa : Canadian
Arctic Producers, 1984.

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

Sabat, Christina
VISUAL ARTS IN REVIEW. Daily Gleaner, February 21, 1981.

Winnipeg Art Gallery
SWINTON COLLECTION OF INUIT ART. Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1987.

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