Simon Tookoome Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1934 - 2010)

From the nomadic generation of Inuit who had grown up in the traditional life on the land before moving into a settlement in Baker Lake. In his community, he was a founding member of the Co-operative print shop, was a respected leader, and renowned artist.

It was through his unique imagery in drawings, prints and sculpture that he became internationally acclaimed. He was a self-taught carver who began carving in stone and antler in the late 1960s, but it was his drawing that gave him the freedom to depict his ideas and images from his experiences of living on the land. Besides making his drawings, he also was a stone-cutter, producing the blocks for most of his prints. After moving into Baker Lake in 1968, he worked in construction, mining, fisheries, and education (teaching carving to school children), as well as being a cameraman and interviewer for the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation. For forty-five years he attended and participated in solo and group exhibitions all over the world, contributed to the annual Baker Lake print collections from 1971-1990, and his art is documented and referenced in many catalogues and publications.

His drawings are a legacy that give us a rare glimpse into his shamanic world of transformation and offer us an insight into a world that has disappeared and is now all but forgotten.

Historical Sale Highlights

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Winter Harvest, Lake St. Francis, PQ
Robert Lougheed
oil (29x36 in) 1944
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Earth With Heavy Grief So Over Sown
William Kurelek
mixed media (48x48 in) 1970
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Nicola Falls
Robert Genn
Acrylic on canvas (14x18 in) 2013
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Filling up the Barrel
Allen Sapp
Acrylic on Canvas (24x30 in) 1976
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Untitled Abstract Composition
Jean Paul Riopelle
oil (21.75x15 in) 1964
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Hauling Wood
Maud Lewis
oil on panel (12x13.75 in) 1962
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Counterlight on the Jasper Parkway
Robert Genn
Acrylic (11x14 in) 2011
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Day Dreaming
Tom Thomson
oil (7.5x11.5 in) 1915
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Canadian Storm Trooper
William Kurelek
mixed media (4x5 in) 1974
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Eskimo Hunter and Seal
Leo Mol
Porcelain (9x5.5x3.5 in) 1954
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