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Peter Aliknak (1928-)

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  • PETER ALIKNAK (1928-), W2-494, Holman TRAVELLERS,

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Peter Aliknak Biography

PETER ALIKNAK (ALEX BANKSLAND; ALEC BANKSLAND; ALIKNOK; APIKNOK)
Born: 1928 Male W2-494
Place of Birth: Baillie Island
Resides: Holman
Drawings, Prints, Printmaking, Sculpture
Peter began as a carver but has become even more well known as a graphic
artist. He has been a consistent contributor to the annual collections since
the late 1960s. His sister Nanogak is also an accomplished print artist in
Holman.

EXHIBITIONS:
1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1973, Holman Prints
1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, (annual collection)
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, (illustrated catalogue)
1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992,
1993, 1994
August - Sep 1968 Eskimo Sculpture, Eskimo Prints and
Paintings of Norval Morrisseau
Art Association of Newport
Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)
1969, 1970, 1972 Holman Prints (printmaker)
(annual collection)
(illustrated catalogue)
January 1972 Canadian/Indian and Eskimo Arts and Crafts
The Snow Goose
Ottawa, Ontario
October - Nov 1974 Eskimo Art
Queens Museum
Flushing, New York, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)
October 1975 - December 1977
Inuit Games/Inuit Pinguangit/Jeux des inuit
Department of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated brochure)

Jan 1977 - June 1982 The Inuit Print/L'estampe inuit
Department of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development and the
National Museum of Man
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
March - June 1978 The Coming and Going of the Shaman:
Eskimo Shamanism and Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)
August 1978 Inuit Games and Contests: The Clifford E.
Lee Collection of Prints
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
(illustrated catalogue)
November - Dec 1978 Polar Vision: Canadian Eskimo Graphics
Jerusalem Artists' House Museum
Jerusalem, Israel
(illustrated catalogue)
July - August 1980 Inuit Graphics from the Collection of the
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Montreal, Quebec
1981 - 1983 The Moveable Feast
Arts and Learning Services Foundation
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
(tour)
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)

July - August 1981 Eskimo Games: Graphics and Sculpture/
Giuochi Eschimesi: grafiche e sculture
National Gallery of Modern Art
Rome, Italy
(illustrated catalogue)
Sep - Oct 1981 The Jacqui and Morris Shumiatcher
Collection of Inuit Art
Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery,
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan
(illustrated catalogue)
October 1981 - February 1983
The Murray and Marguerite Vaughan Inuit
Print Collection
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Fredericton, New Brunswick
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)
September 1983 The Way We Were - Traditional Eskimo Life
Snow Goose Associates
Seattle, Washington, USA
November 1983 - March 1985
Contemporary Indian and Inuit Art of Canada
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern
Development, Ottawa, presented at the
General Assembly Building, United Nations
New York, New York, U.S.A.
(tour)
(illustrated brochure)
Feb 1984 - June 1986 Arctic Vision: Art of the Canadian Inuit
Department of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development and Canadian
Arctic Producers
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

March 1984 The Story Tellers of Holman Island: A
retrospective exhibition of rare stonecut
prints from 1968 - 1979
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
August - Sep 1984 Visions of Rare Spirit:
20 Years of Holman Prints
Port Colborne Library
Port Colborne, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)
March 1985 The Holman Eskimo Co-operatives 20th
Anniversary Print Collection
Gallery of the Arctic
Victoria, British Columbia
June 1985 Alaska Eskimo Dolls/Inuit Prints
Provincial Museum of Alberta,
sponsored by the Alaska State
Council on the Arts
Edmonton, Alberta
(tour)
May - June 1986 Northern Exposure: Inuit Images of
Travel
Burnaby Art Gallery
Burnaby, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)
November 1986 Inuit Graphics Through the Year: Rare
Prints from the Arctic
Arctic Artistry
Scarsdale, New York, U.S.A.
December 1986 Die Kunst aus der Arktis
Inuit Galerie, Mannheim
held at the Niedersaechsisches Landesmuseum
Hannover, Germany

April 1988 Inuit Images in Transition
Augusta Savage Gallery,
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)
August - October 1989 Inuit Graphic Art from Indian
& Northern Affairs Canada
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
1990 Inuit Art From the Glenbow Collection
Glenbow Museum
Calgary, Alberta
January - Sep 1990 Arctic Mirror
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Hull, Quebec
June - September 1990 Inuit Graphics and Drawings from 1959-1990
Arctic Artistry
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.A.
February - August 1992 Inuit Art on the Mezzanine: New Acquisitions
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated brochure)
March 1993 The Prints Never Seen:
Holman, 1977-1987
Albers Gallery of Inuit Art
San Francisco, California
(illustrated catalogue)
November 1993 - January 1994
Contemporary Inuit Drawings
Muscarelle Museum of Art
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

COLLECTIONS:
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal, Quebec
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Clifford E. Lee Collection, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College,
Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.A.
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories
Jacqui and Morris Shumiatcher Collection, Saskatchewan
Klamer Family Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Laurentian University Museum and Arts Centre, Sudbury, Ontario
McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
Musee d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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
Sissons Collection, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and EVENTS:
1964 Participated in the Holman experimental graphic workshop between 1962 and
1964.
1982 Aliknak's 1974 print "Game" was chosen for the Minister of Indian and Northern
Affairs' Christmas card.
SELECTED REFERENCES:

UNE EXPOSITION D'ART GRAPHIQUE INUIT AU MUSEE DES BEAUX-ARTS.
Le Devoir, July 29, 1980.
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
THE MURRAY AND MARGUERITE VAUGHAN INUIT PRINT COLLECTION =
COLLECTION D'ESTAMPES INUIT: An Exhibition Organized and
Circulated by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, Canada.
Fredericton: Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 1981.
Blodgett, Jean
THE COMING AND GOING OF THE SHAMAN: Eskimo Shamanism and Art.
Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979.
Collinson, Helen
INUIT GAMES AND CONTESTS: The Clifford E. Lee Collection of
Prints. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Collections, 1978.
Holman Eskimo Co-operatives Ltd.
THE PRINTS NEVER SEEN, HOLMAN, 1977-1987: A Collection of
Previously Unpublished Prints. Holman Eskimo Co-operatives;
Albers Gallery of Inuit Art, 1993?.
Lipton, Barbara
ARCTIC VISION: Art of the Canadian Inuit. Ottawa : Canadian
Arctic Producers, 1984.
Muscarelle Museum of Art (Williamsburg)
CONTEMPORARY INUIT DRAWINGS: The gift collection of Frederick
and Lucy S. Herman. Williamsburg, Va.: The College of William
and Mary in Virginia, 1993.
National Museum of Man
THE INUIT PRINT = L'ESTAMPE INUIT: A Travelling Exhibition... =
Une exposition itinerante... Ottawa: National Museum of Man,
National Museums of Canada, 1977.
Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery
THE JACQUI AND MORRIS SHUMIATCHER COLLECTION OF INUIT ART.
Regina: The Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1981.
Port Colborne Library
VISIONS OF RARE SPIRIT = VISIONS D'ESPRIT RARE: 20 years of
Holman Prints = 20 ans d'estampes Holman. Ottawa: Canadian
Arctic Producers, 1984.

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