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Baker Lake, NWT (now Nunavut), 1912
?, 1981
Biography synopsis
Martha Ittulukatnak (also known as Itoolookutna, Ittuluka’naaq) was born along the Kazen River of the Canadian Central Arctic. She lived a nomadic lifestyle until settling in Baker Lake in 1961 when she began to produce pencil and crayon drawings which served as the basis for many prints produced by the Baker Lake Sanavik Cooperative. The Cooperative produced eight of her works between 1970 and 1977; they focused on human figures and the animals of the Arctic. Ittuluktnak’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is found in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Winnipeg Art Gallery, the MacDonald Stewart Art Center and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife.
Media used
File & Archive locations
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library

Writings about
"Martha Ittuluka'naaq." Katilvik: Online Inuit Art Community 2012
Crandall, Richard C. Inuit Art: A History. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2000.
Driscoll, Bernadette and Sheila Butler. Baker Lake Prints and Print Drawings. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1983.
Driscoll-Engelstad, Bernadette. The Inuit Amautik: I Like My Hood to Be Full. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1980.
Goetz, Helga. The Inuit Print / L'estampe inuit. Ottawa: National Museum of Man, 1977.
Heller, Jules and Nancy. North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century. New York: Garland, 1995.
Jackson, Marion E. & Judith Nasby. Contemporary Inuit Drawings. Guelph, Ontario: MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, 1987.
Lester, Patrick David. The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters. Tulsa, Oklahoma: SIR Publications, 1995.
MacDonald, Colin S. The Dictionary of Canadian Artists. (Volumes 1-8 by Colin S. MacDonald, and volume 9 by Anne Newlands and Judith Parker) Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2009.

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