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A basalt stone carving by Paul Toolooktook.

Paul Toolooktook (1947 – 2003) was an Inuit artist born in Beverly Lake in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut. He established a well-deserved reputation for his basalt stone carvings and graphite/crayon drawings.

Musk Ox & Calf by Paul Toolooktook

  • Collection Signature Collection
  • Location of Work Gate 70, Departures Level 2
  • Creation Date 2000
  • Installation Date 2000
  • Medium Painted Aircraft Wings

ArtistPaul Toolooktook

Paul Toolooktook was born in Beverly Lake and raised in Baker Lake. Paul’s mother, Martha Aptanik, was a carver and a printmaker in Baker Lake. His step-brother, Basil Aptanik, is also a well-known sculptor in Baker Lake.

Excerpt courtesy Inuit Art Section, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), 1997.

Hometown: Baker Lake, NWT