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Annie Pootoogook 1969-2016

Annie Pootoogook was born in Cape Dorset and died recently in Ottawa.  She was a ground-breaking Inuit artist.

Holding Boots, Crayons, pencil and ink Annie Pootoogook (Power Plant/Fehely Fine Art image)

Holding Boots, Crayon pencil and ink Annie Pootoogook (Power Plant/Fehely Fine Art image)

In 2006, she won the prestigious Sobey Art Award.  Her work was exhibited internationally, such as in Germany at Documenta, and in New York at The National Museum of the American Indian.

Annie Pootoogook (WAG image)

Annie Pootoogook (WAG image)

Click here for an excellent article from the Globe and Mail, and click here for the CBC news report.

Her death at the age of 47 is very sad, and a huge loss.  Rest in peace, Ms Annie Pootoogook.

 

 

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