Mark Totan was born in 1953 in the small town
Igloolik located on Baffin Island in the Northwest Territories.
He has has also lived in Hall Beach and
Iqaluit. Mark presently resides in
Hall Beach, west
of Baffin Island.
two sons, Tony and Clivelon are also carvers.
Mark, like most Inuit artists, is self-taught. He carves
in a variety of stone (steatite, serpentine and argillite)
and antler mediums. His sculptures are well known
especially enjoys carving polar bears.
The Power of Stone, Bayat Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bears from the Arctic, Bayat Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Exhibition, Orca Art Gallery , Chicago, Illinois