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Photographer, b. 1902 - d. 1973

Peter Pitseolak (1902–1973) was an Inuk photographer, sculptor, artist and historian. Pitseolak was Baffin Island's first indigenous photographer.

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    • Peter Pitseolak, Cape Dorset 34 x 24 1/2 in. (86.4 x 62.2 cm.) (unframed)
      Oct. 25, 2023

      Peter Pitseolak, Cape Dorset 34 x 24 1/2 in. (86.4 x 62.2 cm.) (unframed)

      Est: $400 - $600

      Peter Pitseolak, Cape Dorset Woman and Goose, stonecut and stencil, #6/50, signed and dated 1973.

      Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
    • Peter Pitseolak 1902-1973 Novoojuak Litho SIGNED
      Sep. 27, 2023

      Peter Pitseolak 1902-1973 Novoojuak Litho SIGNED

      Est: $100 - $1,000

      Peter Pitseolak (Inuit, 1902-1973). A limited edition color Inuit Eskimo engraving print on paper. Titled "Spirit of Novoojuak". A folk art work depicting an auspicious symbolic allegorical spirit creature. Featuring teal blue and black, with an off white ground. Signed lower right, with title and numbered 25/50, lower left, Cape Dorset, 1973 bottom center. Presented in a black frame. Work Size: 15.5 x 18.5 in. Dimensions: 22 X 25 X 1 in. Condition: Good overall condition with average surface wear and color toning, with yellowing around the borders of the mat. Frame having average storage wear to edges and corners. Clack in corner of glass. Please be advised. Estate fresh to the market. Shipping: Hill Auction Gallery does not offer in-house shipping for this item. Gallery will refer third party shippers for all domestic and international buyers. Purchaser pick up available upon request.

      Hill Auction Gallery
    • Peter Pitseolak 1902-1973 Angako Lithograph SIGNED
      Sep. 27, 2023

      Peter Pitseolak 1902-1973 Angako Lithograph SIGNED

      Est: $100 - $1,000

      Peter Pitseolak (Canadian Inuit, 1902-1973). A limited edition color Inuit Eskimo engraving print on paper. Titled "Angako" ("Dance of the Bird"). An auspicious symbolic folk art work depicting a Cape Dorset Arctic Eskimo bird spirit figure. Featuring maroon and black, with off white ground. Signed lower right, with title and numbered 30/50, lower left, Cape Dorset, 1973 bottom center. Presented in a black frame. Work Size: 20 x 16 in. Dimensions: 26 X 22 X 1 in. Condition: Good overall condition with average surface wear and color toning, with yellowing around the borders of the mat. Frame having average storage wear to edges and corners. Estate fresh to the market. Shipping: Hill Auction Gallery does not offer in-house shipping for this item. Gallery will refer third party shippers for all domestic and international buyers. Purchaser pick up available upon request.

      Hill Auction Gallery
    • Peter Pitseolak (Kinngait [Cape Dorset], 1902-1973) untitled, cormorant
      Apr. 21, 2023

      Peter Pitseolak (Kinngait [Cape Dorset], 1902-1973) untitled, cormorant

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Peter Pitseolak (Kinngait [Cape Dorset], 1902-1973) untitled, cormorant stone, signed in syllabics height 13-3/4 inches x length 20 inches This lot is located in Cincinnati.

      Hindman
    • Signed Peter Pitseoluk Stonecut - The Little Owl (1967)
      Jul. 05, 2022

      Signed Peter Pitseoluk Stonecut - The Little Owl (1967)

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Peter Pitseolak (Inuit, 1902-1973). "The Little Owl" (Cape Dorset) - stonecut print on paper, 1967. Edition 19/50. Signed, titled, and numbered in pencil below image. A beautiful and quite sizeable stonecut print depicting an owl facing the viewer with an expressive visage and impressive outspread wings with finely delineated plumage. The stonecut is hand signed and set in an attractive custom frame. Peter Pitseolak was an Inuit artist and historian as well as Baffin Island's first indigenous photographer. He lived most of his life near Cape Dorset (Kingait) located on the southwest coast of Baffin Island. Witnessing dramatic social change from nomadic to permanent ways of life, Pitseolak used photography to preserve the folklore, hunting techniques, and other aspects of what he deemed was a disappearing culture. As an insider to the Inuit ways of life, Peter made a major contribution by documenting Inuit culture for future generations. Size of sight view: 15.75" L x 20.5" W (40 cm x 52.1 cm) Size of frame: 22.2" L x 26.7" W (56.4 cm x 67.8 cm) According to Library and Archives Canada (LAC), "Inuit historian, camp leader, artist, writer and photographer, Peter Pitseolak's work around the community of Cape Dorset, on the southwest coast of Baffin Island, dates from the 1940s. A rich tradition of creativity and artistic ability has emerged from Nunavut and particularly Cape Dorset. Inspired by the region's traditional Inuit culture, legends and the Arctic environment, the area's artists have drawn unparalleled inspiration and distinct themes from their heritage and surroundings. Pitseolak spent much of his life in traditional camps in an area called Seekooseelak on the southwest coast of Baffin Island, documenting elements of traditional culture in his drawings, paintings, sound recordings and photographs. As a boy, Pitseolak met photographer Robert J. Flaherty. Flaherty is best known for his 1922 film Nanook of the North." According to Dorset Fine Arts, "Stonecut is an elegant process and Cape Dorset printmakers have refined it to a fine art. The first step is tracing the original drawing and applying it to the smooth surface of the prepared stone. Using india ink, the stonecutter delineates the drawing on the stone and then cuts away the areas that are not to appear in print, leaving the uncut areas raised, or in relief. The raised area is inked using rollers and then a thin sheet of paper - usually fine, handmade Japanese paper - is placed over the inked surface. A protective sheet of tissue is placed over this sheet, and the paper is pressed gently against the stone by hand with a small, padded disc. Only one print can be pulled from each inking of the stone, so the edition takes time and patience and care." Provenance: private Denver collection, USA, by inheritance before 2000 from the Harry Tammen Family collection, former owner of the Denver Post All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm. Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping. #172657

      Artemis Gallery
    • Peter Pitseolak, Cape Dorset, 14 x 11 x 6 in. (35 x 29 x 15.2 cm)
      Apr. 30, 2021

      Peter Pitseolak, Cape Dorset, 14 x 11 x 6 in. (35 x 29 x 15.2 cm)

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Peter Pitseolak, Cape Dorset, a green stone carving of a drum dancer, signed. 14 x 11 x 6 in. (35 x 29 x 15.2 cm)

      Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
    • Pitseolak, Peter (1902-1973) Hawk (1977) (Cape Dorset) (Post Mortem)
      Jun. 20, 2018

      Pitseolak, Peter (1902-1973) Hawk (1977) (Cape Dorset) (Post Mortem)

      Est: $300 - $500

      Pierre taillée et pochoir sur papier, 8/200, signée et datée en bas à droite Peter Pitseolak Estampé par le conseil canadien des arts esquimaux, la coopérative et fonds mondial de la nature esquimaude de l'ouest Baffin du Cape Dorset et avec l'estampe du Cape Dorset. Stone cut and stencil on paper, 8/200, signed and dated on lower right Peter Pitseolak Embossed by the Canadian Eskimo Art Council, Cape Dorset's West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative and World Wildlife Fund and stamped with the Cape Dorset chop. 22" x 28"; 55.88 x 71.12 cm

      Champagne Auctions
    • Peter Pitseolak, (Inuit, 1904-1973), Dance of the Bird Spirit, 1973 (together with Life in an Igloo by Helen Kalvak, a pair of works...
      Jun. 03, 2017

      Peter Pitseolak, (Inuit, 1904-1973), Dance of the Bird Spirit, 1973 (together with Life in an Igloo by Helen Kalvak, a pair of works...

      Est: $500 - $700

      Peter Pitseolak (Inuit, 1904-1973) Dance of the Bird Spirit, 1973 (together with Life in an Igloo by Helen Kalvak, a pair of works) stonecuts each titled and numbered in pencil 15" x 13.5" and 15.5" x 21.5"

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), BAFFIN HAWK, stonecut (framed), 24" x 33.5" — 61 x 85.1 cm.
      Mar. 30, 2017

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), BAFFIN HAWK, stonecut (framed), 24" x 33.5" — 61 x 85.1 cm.

      Est: -

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, CAPE DORSET / KINGNAITBAFFIN HAWKstonecut, 1972, 41/50, framed, sight24" x 33.5" — 61 x 85.1 cm.Estimate: $200—400

      Waddington's
    • Pitseolak, Peter (1902-1973) Shaman
      Feb. 12, 2017

      Pitseolak, Peter (1902-1973) Shaman

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Sculpture en pierre à savon et os de baleine, signée en dessous Peter Pitseolak Soap stone and whale bone sculpture, signed underneath Peter Pitseolak 20” x 8” x 7”; 50.80 x 20.32 x 17.78 cm

      Champagne Auctions
    • Pitseolak, Peter (1902-1973) Mask
      Feb. 12, 2017

      Pitseolak, Peter (1902-1973) Mask

      Est: $600 - $800

      Sculpture en pierre à savon, signée en dessous Pitseolak Peter Soap stone sculpture, signed underneath Pitseolak Peter 11 ½” x 10 ½” x 3”; 29.21 x 26.67 x 7.62 cm

      Champagne Auctions
    • Pitseolak, Peter (1902-1973) Mask
      Feb. 12, 2017

      Pitseolak, Peter (1902-1973) Mask

      Est: $400 - $600

      Sculpture en pierre à savon, signée au dos Pitseolak Peter Iqaluit Soap stone sculpture, signed at the back Pitseolak Peter Iqaluit 10” x 8 ½” x 4”; 25.40 x 21.59 x 10.16 cm

      Champagne Auctions
    • PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, CAPE DORSET VIGILANT OWL
      Apr. 28, 2016

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, CAPE DORSET VIGILANT OWL

      Est: -

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, CAPE DORSET VIGILANT OWL stone, c. 1985, signed in syllabics 11" x 14" x 8" -- 27.9 x 35.6 x 20.3 cm. Estimate: $500--700

      Waddington's
    • PETER PITSEOLAK LITHOGRAPH (Canada, 1902-1973) "Wa
      Jan. 18, 2016

      PETER PITSEOLAK LITHOGRAPH (Canada, 1902-1973) "Wa

      Est: $200 - $300

      PETER PITSEOLAK LITHOGRAPH (Canada, 1902-1973) "Walrus & Bears." Opening measures 18" x 16", pencil signed "Pitseolak" lower right, titled lower left, inscribed "Dorset '68" lower center and numbered 27/50. In a wood frame.

      O'Gallerie
    • PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), DRUM DANCER, stonecut, 24" x 14" — 61 x 35.6 cm.
      Oct. 22, 2015

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), DRUM DANCER, stonecut, 24" x 14" — 61 x 35.6 cm.

      Est: -

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, CAPE DORSETDRUM DANCERstonecut, 1970, 29/50, condition noted, matted and unframed24" x 14" — 61 x 35.6 cm.Estimate: $200—400

      Waddington's
    • PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), UNTITLED (MAN WITH SEAL AND WOMAN JIGGING FOR FISH), felt tip and coloured pencil drawing (unframed), 20" x 25.75" -- 50.8 x 65.4 cm.
      Jun. 01, 2015

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), UNTITLED (MAN WITH SEAL AND WOMAN JIGGING FOR FISH), felt tip and coloured pencil drawing (unframed), 20" x 25.75" -- 50.8 x 65.4 cm.

      Est: $400 - $600

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, CAPE DORSET UNTITLED (MAN WITH SEAL AND WOMAN JIGGING FOR FISH) felt tip and coloured pencil drawing, signed in syllabics, unframed20" x 25.75" -- 50.8 x 65.4 cm.

      Waddington's
    • Peter Pitseolak (1902-1973)
      May. 02, 2015

      Peter Pitseolak (1902-1973)

      Est: $3,000 - $4,000

      Cape Dorset, Owl with Prey and Spirit Face, late 1960s, black stone, signed in syllabics, 10.5 x 9 x 13 in, 26.5 x 23 x 33 cm. Category: Inuit Art or Eskimo Art

      Walker's
    • Peter Pitseolak (1902-1973)
      May. 03, 2014

      Peter Pitseolak (1902-1973)

      Est: $300 - $500

      Cape Dorset, Untitled (Sea Goddess), ca. 1971-73, felt pen and coloured pencil drawing, signed in syllabics, 19.75 x 26 in, 50.2 x 66 cm.

      Walker's
    • PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), BIRD, stone, 8.75" x 6.75" x 5" - 22.2 x 17.1 x 12.7 cm.
      May. 06, 2013

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), BIRD, stone, 8.75" x 6.75" x 5" - 22.2 x 17.1 x 12.7 cm.

      Est: $400 - $600

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, Cape Dorset BIRD, stone, c. 1969, signed in syllabics, 8.75" x 6.75" x 5" - 22.2 x 17.1 x 12.7 cm.

      Waddington's
    • PITSEOLAK NIVIAQSI (1947-), SEDNA, stone, 6.25" x 3" x 9" - 15.9 x 7.6 x 22.9 cm.
      May. 02, 2011

      PITSEOLAK NIVIAQSI (1947-), SEDNA, stone, 6.25" x 3" x 9" - 15.9 x 7.6 x 22.9 cm.

      Est: $700 - $1,000

      PITSEOLAK NIVIAQSI (1947-), E7-1081, Cape Dorset SEDNA, stone, 1997, signed in syllabics, 6.25" x 3" x 9" - 15.9 x 7.6 x 22.9 cm.Provenance: Burdick Gallery, WashingtonPrivate collection, United States

      Waddington's
    • PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), HUNTER WITH MUSK OX AND TWO SEALS, stone, 16" x 6" x 7" - 40.6 x 15.2 x 17.8 cm.
      May. 02, 2011

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), HUNTER WITH MUSK OX AND TWO SEALS, stone, 16" x 6" x 7" - 40.6 x 15.2 x 17.8 cm.

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, Cape Dorset HUNTER WITH MUSK OX AND TWO SEALS, stone, signed in syllabics, 16" x 6" x 7" - 40.6 x 15.2 x 17.8 cm.

      Waddington's
    • PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, Cape Dorset
      Feb. 24, 2011

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, Cape Dorset

      Est: $300 - $500

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, Cape Dorset FISHERMAN, stonecut, 1971, 34/50, unframed, 31.25" x 22" - 79.4 x 55.9 cm.

      Waddington's
    • PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, Cape DorsetHUNTER WITH MUSK OX AND TWO SEALS
      Nov. 08, 2010

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, Cape DorsetHUNTER WITH MUSK OX AND TWO SEALS

      Est: $2,500 - $3,500

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, Cape DorsetHUNTER WITH MUSK OX AND TWO SEALS, stone, signed in syllabics, 16" x 6" x 7" - 40.6 x 15.2 x 17.8 cm.

      Waddington's
    • (after) PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), FOXES AND HARES, lithograph (unframed), 19.75" x 25.5" - 50.2 x 64.8 cm.
      Apr. 19, 2010

      (after) PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), FOXES AND HARES, lithograph (unframed), 19.75" x 25.5" - 50.2 x 64.8 cm.

      Est: $300 - $500

      (AFTER) PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, Cape DorsetFOXES AND HARES, lithograph, 1975, 7/17, unframed, 19.75" x 25.5" - 50.2 x 64.8 cm.

      Waddington's
    • PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, Cape Dorset
      Jan. 28, 2010

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, Cape Dorset

      Est: $200 - $400

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, Cape Dorset ANGAKO, stonecut, 1973, 34/50, unframed, 17" x 24.5" - 43.2 x 62.2 cm.

      Waddington's
    • [ INUIT ART ]
      Nov. 11, 2008

      [ INUIT ART ]

      Est: $400 - $600

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, Cape Dorset DANCE OF THE BIRD SPIRIT, stonecut, 1973, 2/50, framed, sight, 22" x 16" - 55.9 x 40.6 cm.

      Waddington's
    • [ INUIT ART ]
      Sep. 18, 2008

      [ INUIT ART ]

      Est: $150 - $250

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), E7-970, Cape Dorset DRUM DANCER, stonecut, 1970, 47/50, unframed, 24" x 13.5" - 61 x 34.3 cm.

      Waddington's
    • Inuit Art
      Apr. 24, 2007

      Inuit Art

      Est: -

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), Cape Dorset INUK'S HEAD

      Waddington's
    • Inuit Art
      Apr. 24, 2007

      Inuit Art

      Est: -

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), Cape Dorset BIRD OF NIGHT

      Waddington's
    • Inuit Art
      Apr. 23, 2007

      Inuit Art

      Est: -

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), Cape Dorset UNTITLED

      Waddington's
    • Inuit Art
      Apr. 23, 2007

      Inuit Art

      Est: -

      PETER PITSEOLAK (1902-1973), Cape Dorset A COLLECTION OF DRAWINGS

      Waddington's
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