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Eegeesiak Simionie

(EGESIAK SIMIONIE; EJEESIAQ; EESEECHIAK; SIMEONIE; EEGEESEEA)

Eegeesiak Simionie was born on June 16, 1946 in Lake Harbour which is located on Baffin Island in Canada's high arctic (Nunavut Territory).
He died in the fall of 2007.

Eegeesiak was son of the late Inuit carver Simionie Kowjakoolook of Lake Harbour.

Eegeesiak was an extremely talented carver and lived in Iqaluit. He was a full time carver and specialized in carving polar bears holding a fish in their mouth. He was in fact mostly known for these bear and fish carvings.
Bear with fish

In the past, Eegeesiak has worked very closely with Henry Evalardjuak and Davie Atchealak, two well
know major Inuit artists who have achieved high recognition in their interpretation of the polar Bear.



EXHIBITIONS:

April 1976 Baffin Island Sculpture Exhibition
Baffin Regional School
Iqaluit, Northwest Territories
May - June 1987 [Inuit Art Exhibition]
Whitby Arts Incorporated,
The Station Gallery
Whitby, Ontario
December 1987 - January 1988 The Art of the Eskimo
Newman Galleries
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
January - February 1989 Images of the Far North
Arctic Artistry
(held at the Erie County Fairgrounds)
Hartsdale, New York, U.S.A.
March 1989 White Lords of the Arctic: Bears in Stone and Bone
Arctic Artistry
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.A.
May - September 1991 Recent Acquisitions: Watercolors of the Arctic
Landscape and Original Eskimo Sculpture
Arctic Artistry
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.A.


COLLECTIONS:

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




(c) Inuit Art Section, INAC 1996