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PETAULASSIE, Sheouak

Born
near Cape Dorset, Nunavut, 1923
Died
Itilliarjuk camp, Nunavut, 1961
Biography synopsis
Sheouak Petaulassie (also known as Sheouak, Sheowa Sheouak, Sheowak Sheouak, Sheoak Sheouak) was involved with the graphic art production at the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative. She was one of the first Inuit to incorporate Southern material culture into her drawings in pieces like "The Pot Spirits" (1960). Sheouak was poised to become one of the best known Inuit artists, but she died in her thirties and her work was only included in the 1960 and 1961 Cape Dorset Print Collections. Prints made from her drawings can be found at the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Calgary's Glenbow Museum and the Art Gallery of Windsor among others.
Media used
Printmaking
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
Biographies of Inuit Artists, Volumes One and Two. Ottawa: Canadian Arctic Producers, Arctic Co-operatives Limited, 1984.
Barz, Sandra B. Inuit Artists Print Workbook. New York: Arts and Culture of the North, 1990.
Houston, James A. Eskimo Prints. Don Mills, Ontario: Longmans Canada, 1967.
National Museum of Man. The Inuit Print. Ottawa: National Museum of Man, 1977-1982.
Pelaudeix, Cécil. Art inuit: formes de l'âme et representations de l'être. Grenoble, France: Éd. de Pise, 2007.
Purdie, James. "At the Galleries." Globe and Mail 18 Feb. 1978.

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