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Cape Dorset Prints, A Retrospective: Fifty Years of Printmaking at the Kinngait Studios
In 1956 artist James Houston came to Cape Dorset as the northern service officer with the Canadian government's Department of Northern Affairs. One of his duties was to foster the production of carvings and other handicrafts by the Inuit residents. By 1959 the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative had been formed, laying the groundwork for a legendary printmaking tradition. Toda ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Pomegranate Communications Inc,US
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Studied the prints and read an essay or two; need to read them more thoroughly. It was interesting to see how the subject matter changed over the years, in part because the lifestyle changed from nomadic (?) to settled.