Peggy Ekagina was an Inuit sculptor and carver. Peggy Ekagina was born in Brown Sound, Nunavut Territory in the year 1919.
The artist was renown for creating works that include multiple figures participating in every day life including drum dancers, people cooking meals, and relaxing in their igloos. Ekagina also enjoyed creating works dealing with shaman transformations.
Ekagina had a son named Moses Pangun who is a professional sculptor.
Price range information: Many works priced between $1,000 and $6,000.
The artist was based out of Kugluktuk, Nunavut Territory, Canada.
Peggy Ekagina passed away in 1992.
The artist is part of the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.
The Inuit as a group of artists have created a tremendous body of work of carvings and sculptures. If you enjoy looking at works that include multiple figures be sure and check out my article and Joe Talirunili. Talirunili holds the record for an Inuit artist’s work sold at auction. Talirunili produced incredible works of Inuits at sea.
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