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Latcholassie Akesuk (1919-2000)

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  • Inuit Art

  • LATCHOLASSIE AKESUK (1919-2000), OWL, stone, 15" x 12" x 5.5" - 38.1 x 30.5 x 14 cm.

  • Inuit Art

  • Inuit Art

Latcholassie Akesuk Biography

LATCHOLASSIE AKESUK (LACHAULASSIE; LASSAULAASI)
Born: October 4, 1919 Deceased: 2000 Male E7-1055
Resides: Cape Dorset, Sculpture
EXHIBITIONS:
May 1953 Eskimo Carvings: Coronation Exhibition
Gimpel Fils
London, England
(illustrated catalogue)
1967 Eskimo Sculpture
Winnipeg Art Gallery
presented at the Manitoba Legislative Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)
1970 Mythology in Stone
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
Montreal, Quebec
June - July 1970 Sculpture
Canadian Eskimo Arts Council
a competition/exhibition organized as a contribution to the Centennial of the
N.W.T. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
(illustrated catalogue)
1971 - 1973 Sculpture/Inuit: Masterworks of the
Canadian Arctic
Canadian Eskimo Arts Council
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
January - February 1971 The Art of the Eskimo
Simon Fraser Gallery,
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia
(catalogue)
January - February 1972 INUA: 50 Works from the Cappadocia Collection
of Inuit Art
McMaster Art Gallery
Hamilton, Ontario
January - March 1972 Eskimo Fantastic Art
Gallery 111, School of Art,
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
1974 Inuit Sculpture 1974/Sculpture Inuit 1974
Lippel Gallery
Montreal, Quebec
(illustrated catalogue)
1974 Cape Dorset Sculpture
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
Montreal, Quebec
November 1974 Annual Exhibition of Eskimo Sculptures and Prints
Lippel Gallery
Montreal, Quebec
(illustrated brochure)
March - July 1975 Art/Inuit/Art: The Rothmans Permanent
Collection of Eskimo Sculpture
Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
September 1976 The Bear, the Owl, the Walrus
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
March - June 1978 The Coming and Going of the Shaman:
Eskimo Shamanism and Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)
March - May 1979 Eskimo Narrative
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
September - October 1979 Inuit Sculpture from the Collection of Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene B. Power
University of Michigan Museum of Art
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)
October 1979 Sculpture of the Inuit: Masterwork
Exhibitors of the Canadian Arctic
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
November - December 1979 In Celebration
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
Montreal, Quebec
January - March 1980 Cape Dorset
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)
April - May 1980 The Klamer Family Collection of Inuit
Art from the Art Gallery of Ontario
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)
September - October 1980 La deesse inuite de la mer/The Inuit Sea
Goddess
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Montreal, Quebec
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

September - October 1980 Decade of Mystery and Change: Tenth
Anniversary Exhibit
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)
1981 Cape Dorset Sculptors and Their Sculpture
The Inuit Art Collection
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Bacon
Manchester, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)
April - May 1981 Festival of Birds
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
April 1981 - March 1982 Inuit Art: A Selection of Inuit Art from
the Collection of the National Museum of
Man, Ottawa, and the Rothmans Permanent
Collection of Inuit Sculpture, Canada
National Museum of Man, Ottawa and
Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
April 1982 Sculpture Inuit: Stone/Bone
circa 1960-1979
Canadiana Galleries
Edmonton, Alberta
October - December 1982 Collector's Choice: 1965-1980
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
May 1983 - April 1985 Grasp Tight the Old Ways: Selections from
the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art
Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
October 1983 Fantasy and Stylization - Cape Dorset
Sculpture
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
March - June 1984 The Oral Tradition
National Museum of Man
Ottawa, Ontario
November 1984 - February 1985
Stones, Bones, Cloth, and Paper:
Inuit Art in Edmonton Collections
Edmonton Art Gallery
Edmonton, Alberta
October 1985 Our Hoods are Full
Arctic Artistry
Hartsdale, New York, U.S.A.
December 1985 Masterwork Sculpture 1985
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
May - June 1986 The Spirit of the Land
The Koffler Gallery
Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)
July 1986 Baffin Island Sculpture
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
July - September 1986 Contemporary Inuit Art
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)


July 1986 - February 1988 Selections from the John and Mary Robertson
Collection of Inuit Art
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
September 1987 The Williamson Collection of
Inuit Sculpture
Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery,
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
September - November 1987 The Swinton Collection of Inuit Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)
October 1988 Inuit Legends in Stone
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
Montreal, Quebec
(illustrated brochure)
December 1988 - 1989 Im Schatten der Sonne:Zeitgenossische Kunst
der Indianer und Eskimos in Kanada/In the
Shadow of the Sun:Contemporary Indian and Inuit
Art in Canada
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
February - June 1991 Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture
Exhibition (first exhibition)
Vancouver Inuit Art Society
Vancouver, British Columbia


August - September 1991 Cape Dorset Stone Sculpture: Masters
& the Next Generation
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
May - August 1992 Arctic Wildlife: The Art of the Inuit
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal
Montreal, Quebec
December 1992 Small Sculptures by Great Artists I
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario
April - July 1993 Multiple Realities: Inuit Images of
Shamanic Transformation
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated brochure)
November 1993 - March 1994
The Inuit Imagination
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
July 1994 Arctic Spirit
35 Years of Canadian Inuit Art
Frye Art Museum
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
November - December 1994 Small Sculptures by Great Artists III
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario
April - June 1995 The Birds of Cape Dorset:
A collection of sculpture by
32 Cape Dorset Carvers
Albers Gallery
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
(illustrated brochure)

November 1995 Inspiration
Four Decades of Sculpture
Marion Scott Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
March - April 1996 Major/Minor
Marion Scott Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia
SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
October 1973 Sculptures by Latcholassie, Cape Dorset
Lippel Gallery
Montreal, Quebec
March 1980 Latcholassie
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
COLLECTIONS:
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal, Quebec
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.A.
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University, Bristol, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories
Klamer Family Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Rothmans Permanent Collection of Eskimo Sculpture, Toronto, Ontario
Sarick Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and EVENTS:
1970 Received second prize, for a carving of an owl, in a competition held in
Yellowknife as part of the Northwest Territories centennial celebration.
1973 Received a Canada Council artist's grant.
1988 Attended the opening gala of the new National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
SELECTED REFERENCES:

IM SCHATTEN DER SONNE: Zeitgenoessische Kunst der Indianer und
Eskimos in Kanada. [In the Shadow of the Sun: Contemporary Art
of the Indians and Eskimos in Canada]. Stuttgart: Edition
Cantz. Ottawa: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1988.
Arctic Circle
DECADE OF MYSTERY AND CHANGE 1970-1980: tenth anniversary
exhibit, september 26 - october 9, 1980. Los Angeles, Calif.:
THE ARCTIC CIRCLE, 1980.
Blodgett, Jean
GRASP TIGHT THE OLD WAYS: Selections from the Klamer Family
Collection of Inuit Art. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1983.
Blodgett, Jean
SELECTIONS FROM THE JOHN AND MARY ROBERTSON COLLECTION OF INUIT
SCULPTURE. Kingston, Ont. : Queens University, The Agnes
Etherington Art Centre, 1986.

Blodgett, Jean
THE COMING AND GOING OF THE SHAMAN: Eskimo Shamanism and Art.
Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979.
Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs
CANADIAN INUIT SCULPTURE. Ottawa: Inuit Art Section, 1992.
Canadian Eskimo Arts Council
SCULPTURE/INUIT: Sculpture of the Inuit: masterworks of the
Canadian Arctic = La sculpture chez les Inuit: chefs-d'oeuvre de
l'Arctique canadien. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
London: Aidan Ellis Publishing, 1971.
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
CANADIAN GUILD OF CRAFTS QUEBEC. = GUILDE CANADIENNE DES METIERS
D'ART QUEBEC: The Permanent Collection: Inuit Arts and Crafts,
c. 1900-1980. Montreal: Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, 1980.
Clarke, Janet
THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTION OF INUIT SCULPTURE. Inuit Art
Quarterly, vol. 3, no. 2, Spring, 1988. pp.21-22.
Enright, Robert
CAPE DORSET'S MENAGERIE: Inuit Carvers Create Animals of
Sophistication and Wit. Winnipeg Free Press, January 14, 1980.
Inuit Art Collection
CAPE DORSET: Sculptors and their Sculpture. Manchester, Conn.:
The Inuit Art Collection, 1981.
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Baffin Island Sculpture. Vancouver, B.C. : Inuit Gallery, 1986.
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
CAPE DORSET SCULPTURE: Fantasy & Stylization. Vancouver: Inuit
Gallery of Vancouver, 1983.
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
CAPE DORSET STONE SCULPTURE: MASTERS AND THE NEXT GENERATION:
August 17-September 6, 1991. Vancouver, B.C.: Inuit Gallery of
Vancouver, 1991.

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
COLLECTOR'S CHOICE: 1965 - 1980. Vancouver: Inuit Gallery, l982.
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
SCULPTURE OF THE INUIT: Masterwork Exhibitors of the Canadian
Arctic. Vancouver: Inuit Gallery, 1979.
James, Geoffrey
MASTERWORKS OF THE ARCTIC: An Impressive Summation. Time,
November 29, 1971. pp.12-13.
Marion Scott Gallery
INSPIRATION: FOUR DECADES OF SCULPTURE BY CANADIAN INUIT:
Curated by Norman Zepp. Vancouver: Marion Scott Gallery [1996].
Seidelman, Harold and James Turner
THE INUIT IMAGINATION: Arctic Myth and Sculpture.
Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1993.
Swinton, George
ESKIMO ART RECONSIDERED. Artscanada, vol. 27, no. 6,
December-January, 1971-72. pp.85-94.
Swinton, George
ESKIMO SCULPTURE. = SCULPTURE ESQUIMAUDE. Toronto: McClelland
and Stewart, 1965.
Swinton, George
SCULPTURE OF THE ESKIMO. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1972.
Swinton, Nelda
LA FAUNE DE L'ARCTIQUE = ARCTIC WILDLIFE: L'art des Inuit = the
Art of the Inuit. Montreal: The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts,
1993.
University of Guelph
THE KLAMER FAMILY COLLECTION OF INUIT ART (from the Art Gallery
of Ontario). Guelph: University of Guelph, 1980.

Winnipeg Art Gallery
CAPE DORSET. Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979.
Winnipeg Art Gallery
ESKIMO SCULPTURE. Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1967.
Winnipeg Art Gallery
SWINTON COLLECTION OF INUIT ART. Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1987.

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