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Eskimo Drawings

Originally published in conjunction with a 2003 exhibition organized by the Anchorage Museum of History and Art and co-curated by Suzi Jones and Walter Van Horn, Eskimo Drawings marks the first time that Alaska Eskimo artwork has been the exclusive subject of a major exhibition and publication. Accompanied by full-color illustrations, as well as black-and-white photographic reproductions, Eskimo Drawings features only a few works that have ever been exhibited previously while showcasing the work of previously undiscovered Eskimo artists. Covering topics as diverse as artistic considerations in the Eskimo graphic arts and an analysis of the work of Happy Jack and Guy Kakarook, this remarkable volume includes contributions by Susan W. Fair, Russell Hartman, Herbert O. Anungazuk, Steve Henrikson, Molly Lee, Mary Jane Anuqsraaq Melovidov, Patrick Minock, David Mollett, Dorothy Jean Ray, Susie Silook, Birgitte Sonne, and David P. Sweeney. Not to be missed by any art historian with an interest in Alaska Eskimo and Alaska Native art, this fascinating and fully illustrated collection is an unsurpassed survey of the field.

208 pages | 10 x 9 | © 2003

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Table of Contents

   Patricia B. Wolf
Curators’ Acknowledgments
   Suzi Jones
Editor’s Note
Happy Jack and Guy Kakarook: Their Art and Their Heritage
   Dorothy Jean Ray
Early Western Education, Reindeer Herding, and Inupiaq Drawing in Northwest Alaska: Wales, the Saniq Coast, and Shishmaref to Cape Espenberg
   Susan W. Fair
   herbert O. Anungazuk
George Aden Ahgupuk, Inupiaq Eskimo Artist, 1911-2001
   Rossell Hartman
Memories of My Grandfather: George "Twok" Aden Ahgupuk
   David P. Sweeney
Betwixt and Between; The Art of James Kivetoruk Moses
   Molly Lee
James Kivetoruk Moses
   Mary Jane Anuqsraaq Melovidov
Robert Mayokok: Second-Generation Inupiaq Illustrator from Wales, Alaska
   Susan W. Fair
The Artist Napaaq: 1906-1971
   Susie Silook
Nunivak Drawings in the Knud Rasmussen Collection
   Birgitte Sonne
"This makes us think of old time Eskimos": The Yup’ik Art of Milo Minock
   Steve Henrikson
My Father Milo Minock
   Patrick Minock
Rendering the Arctic: Artistic Considerations in the Eskimo Graphic Arts
   David Mollett
Notes on Contributors

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