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Toolooktook, Paul

 

 Born:  May 6, 1947       Deceased 2003      Male       E2-377

       Place of Birth:  Beverly Lake District

       Resides:  Baker Lake

       Sculpture, Printmaking

 

       EXHIBITIONS:

 

       November - Dec 1965      Arctic Values '65

                                                   New Brunswick Museum                             

                                                   with the cooperation of the Department           

                                                   of Indian and Northern Affairs                   

                                                   St. John, New Brunswick

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       1967                                   Eskimo Sculpture

                                                   Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                   presented at the Manitoba Legislative             

                                                   Building                                         

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       1971 - 1973                       Sculpture/Inuit: Masterworks of the

                                                   Canadian Arctic                                  

                                                   Canadian Eskimo Arts Council                     

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       1973, 1982, 1987             Baker Lake Print Collection (printmaker)

                                                   (annual collection)                              

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       1974                                   Inuit Sculpture 1974/Sculpture Inuit 1974

                                                   Lippel Gallery                                   

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       1974                                   Baker Lake Sculpture

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                  

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

       August 1974                      Ten Masterworks Exhibition Artists

                                                   Gallery of the Arctic                            

                                                   Victoria, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       August - Nov 1978            The Zazelenchuk Collection of Eskimo Art

                                                   Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       January - June 1979         Spirits and Dreams - Arts of the Inuit

                                                   of Baker Lake                                    

                                                   Department of Indian Affairs and Northern        

                                                   Development                                      

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       March - April 1979            Sculpture of the Inuit: Lorne Balshine

                                                   Collection/Lou Osipov Collection/                

                                                   Dr. Harry Winrob Collection                      

                                                   Surrey Art Gallery                               

                                                   Surrey, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       June 1984                          Demons and Spirits and those who

                                                   wrestled with them                               

                                                   The Arctic Circle                                

                                                   Los Angeles, California, 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)

       March 1988                       Arctic Forms - Inuit Sculpture

                                                   Arctic Inuit Art Gallery                         

                                                   Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

 

       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)

       January 1989                    Cold Stones, Warm Hearts: Inuit Art

                                                   from the Northwest Territories                   

                                                   University of Richmond                           

                                                   Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

       February 1989                  Arctic Images: Major Sculptures by Canada's

                                                   Leading Contemporary Eskimo (Inuit) Artists      

                                                   at D/Erlien Fine Art Limited                     

                                                   presented by Orca Aart, Chicago                  

                                                   Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

       October - Dec 1989          Baffin Images

                                                   Orca Aart                                        

                                                   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

       June - July 1990                Small Sculptures from across the

                                                   Canadian Arctic                                  

t;                                                   Feheley Fine Arts                                 

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       November 1990 - February 1991          

                                                   Espaces Inuit

                                                   Maison Hamel-Bruneau                             

                                                   Ste-Foy, Quebec

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       February 1991                  Animals of the Arctic

                                                   Arctic Inuit Art                                 

                                                   Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

       June - September 1991   Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture

                                                   Exhibition (second exhibition)                   

                                                   Vancouver Inuit Art Society                      

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

       November - Dec 1991     Inuit Sculpture:  Displayed in Conjunction with

                                                   the 1991 Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection  

                                                   Muscarelle Museum of Art                         

                                                   Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A.

       June - October 1992         Nouveau Territoires...

                                                   350/500 Ans Apres, Presented at les maisons      

                                                   de la culture Cote-des-Neiges, Notre-Dame-       

                                                   de-Grace, and Rosemont-Petite Patrie             

                                                   Montreal Recreation and Community                

                                                   Development Service and les Ateliers             

                                                   Visions Planetaire                               

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       March - April 1993            The Theme of Transformation in Inuit Sculpture

                                                   The Isaacs/Innuit Gallery                        

                                                   Toronto

       April - May 1994                Mythic Image

                                                   Ancestral Spirits Gallery                        

                                                   Port Townsend, Washington, U.S.A.

       August - October 1994     Inuit Art from the Canadian Arctic

                                                   Bayly Art Museum                                 

                                                   University of Virginia                           

                                                   Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A.

       November 1994                Creatures of the Sea and Snow

                                                   Snow Goose Associates                            

                                                   Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

       September 1995               Sedna: Spirit of the Sea

                                                   Feheley Fine Arts                                 

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       November 1995                Inspiration

                                                   Four Decades of Sculpture                        

                                                   Marion Scott Gallery                             

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       January - February 1996  Not Just a Dancing Step...

                                                   Galerie D'Art Vincent                            

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       COLLECTIONS:

 

       Amway Environmental Foundation Collection, Ada, Michigan, U.S.A.                           

       Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario  

       Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec      

       Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.A. 

       National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

       Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories 

       Toronto-Dominion Bank Collection, Toronto, Ontario 

       Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

       HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and EVENTS:

       1970     Invited to attend Expo'70 in Osaka, Japan.

       1977     Attended the British Columbia Gem and Mineral Show to represent the

                     North West Territories.

       1977     Demonstrated and exhibited carvings at the Calgary Stampede,

                     Edmonton's Klondike Days and the Pacific National Exhibition

                     in Vancouver.

       1978     Was a featured carver at the Vancouver Boat Show, which

                     displayed Inuit and Northwest Coast Indian art.

 

       SELECTED REFERENCES:

 

           ESKIMO CARVER DISPLAYS WORK AT BOAT SHOW.  The Columbian,

           February 9, 1973.

 

           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.

       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.

       Crowe, Keith                                     

           ESKIMOS IN JAPAN.  The Beaver (301):  56-60, Spring, 1971.

       Galerie d'art Vincent                             

           NOT JUST A DANCING STEP = PLUS QU'UN PAS DE DANSE:  An Inuit Art

           Exhibition organized by Galerie d'art Vincent, Chateau Laurier,

           Ottawa, Canada = Une exposition d'art Inuit...  Ottawa:  Galerie

           d'art Vincent [1996].

       Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art                     

           BAKER LAKE SCULPTURE.  Toronto: The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo

           Art, 1974.

       Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

           SCULPTURE OF THE INUIT:  Masterwork Exhibitors of the Canadian

           Arctic.  Vancouver: Inuit Gallery, 1979.

       Koffler Gallery                                  

           THE SPIRIT OF THE LAND.  North York, Ont. : Jewish Community

           Centre, 1986.

       Marion Scott Gallery                             

           INSPIRATION:  FOUR DECADES OF SCULPTURE BY CANADIAN INUIT:

           Curated by Norman Zepp.  Vancouver:  Marion Scott Gallery [1996].

       Metcalfe, Robert                                 

           ALMOST LIKE HOME.  North 17:1-6, September/October, 1970.

 

       Schrager, Reissa                                 

           THE SPIRIT OF THE LAND.  Toronto, Ont. : Inuit Art Quarterly

           1(2):8, 1986.

       Seidelman, Harold and James Turner               

           THE INUIT IMAGINATION:  Arctic Myth and Sculpture.

           Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1993.

       Vision Planetaire                                 

           NOUVEAUX TERRITOIRES:  350/500 ANS APRES:  Une exposition d'art

           aborigene contemporain du Canada.  Montreal: Vision Planetaire:

           Ville de Montreal:  UNESCO, 1992.

       Winnipeg Art Gallery                              

           THE ZAZELENCHUK COLLECTION OF ESKIMO ART.  Winnipeg: The

           Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1978.