Annie Pootoogook the internationally renown Inuit graphic artist has passed away. Annie Pootoogook was born in Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1969. Her style involved drawing with ink and crayons.
Her father was one of the first printmakers of the famed Kinngait studios (formerly known as West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative.) Her grandmother was Pitseolak Ashoona. Her mother was also an accomplished printmaker. Both women portrayed the daily Inuit life in their drawings.
Pootoogook even portrayed domestic violence in some of her drawings.
The artist spent part of 2006 in Scotland where she was an artist-in-residence.
Like Salvador Dali, Pootoogook often included clocks in her work.
Annie Pootoogook was found dead in the Rideau River located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 9th, 2016.
Below a brief clip documenting the journey of Annie Pootoogook: