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PARR, Eleeshushe

, 1896
, 1975
Notice biographique
Eleeshushe Parr (Elishusee/Ilisusi/Elishushi) was an Inuit graphic artist. Married to famous sculptor and printmaker Parr (1893-1969), the duo raised nine children together and worked to become some of the most prolific artists in Cape Dorset. The couple led a nomadic lifestyle until the 1960's, when Parr's husband grew too old to hunt, and they settled in Cape Dorset. Parr contributed to the Cape Dorset Graphics annual collection between 1966 and 1970 and has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States and in Sweden. Over her lifetime, she produced 1,160 drawings. Her works can be found in the collections of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the McMichael Canadian Collection, among others. Parr's sons, Nuna (b. 1949), Eepervik and Quvianatuliak Parr (b. 1930), are well-known artists in Cape Dorset. Parr's grandson, Peter Parr (b. 1970), is also a thriving artist.
Lieux de conservation des dossiers et archives
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, ON - Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC

Documents sur l'artiste
Inoonoot Eskima: Grafik och Skulptur fran Cape Dorset och Povungnituk Konstframjandet. Stockholm, Sweden: 1967.
Katilvik.com 2010
The Art of the Eskimo. Burnaby, British Columbia: Simon Fraser University Gallery, 1971.
"Eleeshushe Parr (1896-1975)." Spirit Wrestler Gallery 2010
"Parr (1893-1969)." Narwhal Gallery 2010
Baird, Irene. "Cape Dorset Man." Canadian Geographic Journal 71.5 (1965): 170-175.
Blodgett, Jean. Grasp Tight the Old Ways: Selections From the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1983.
Blodgett, Jean. In Cape Dorset We Do It This Way: Three Decades of Inuit Printmaking. Kleinburg, Ont.: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1991.
Butler, Sheila. "The First Printmaking Year at Baker Lake." Beaver 306.4 (Spring 1976): 17-26.
Crandall, Richard C. Inuit Art: A History. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2000.
Department of External Affairs, Canada. Graphic Art by Eskimos of Canada: First Collection. Ottawa: 1970.
Duval, Paul. A Heritage of Canadian Art: The McMichael Collection. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1979.
Eber, Dorothy Harley. When the Whalers Were Up North: Inuit Memories from the Eastern Arctic. McGill Queen's University Press, 1989.
Furneaux, Patrick & Rosshandler, Leo. Arts of the Eskimos: Prints. Montreal: Signum Press and Oxford University Press, 1974.
Gray, Philip Howard. Directory of Eskimo Artists in Sculpture and Prints. Bozeman, Montana: Philip Howard Gray, 1974.
Houston, Alma. Inuit Art: An Anthology. Watson & Dwyers Publishers, 1988.
Houston, James A. Eskimo Prints. Don Mills, Ontario: Longmans Canada, 1967.
Inuuit Gallery of Eskimo Art. The Eccentric Art of Thomassie Kudluk from Payne Bay. Toronto: 1981.
Jackson, Marion E. & Judith Nasby. Contemporary Inuit Drawings. Guelph, Ontario: MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, 1987.
Jackson, Marion Elizabeth et al. Parr, His Drawings. Halifax: Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, 1988.
McMaster, Gerald et al. In the Shadow of the Sun: Perspectives on Contemporary Native Art. Hull, Quebec: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1993.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Cape Dorset Revisited. Kleinburg, Ontario: 1995.
Muscarelle Museum of Art. Contemporary Inuit Drawings: The Gift Collection of Frederick and Lucy S. Herman. Williamsburg, Virginia: College of William and Mary in Virginia, 1993.
National Gallery of Canada. Eskimo Art. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1951.
National Museum of Man. The Inuit Print/ L'estampe Inuit. Ottawa: (1977-1981).
Opperman, Hal N. "The Inuit Phenomenon in Art - Historical Context." Inuit Art Quarterly 1.2 (Summer 1986): 1-4.
West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative. Cape Dorset Graphics. [Annual] Baffin Island, Northwest Territories: West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, (1966-1970).
West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative. Eskimo Graphic Art/ L'art graphique des Esquimaux. [Annual] Baffin Island, Northwest Territories: West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, (1966-1970, 1972).
Wight, Darlene Coward. Early Masters: Inuit Sculpture 1949-1955. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2006.
Winnipeg Art Gallery. Looking South. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1978.

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