Eli Elijassiapik

Born on a small camp on the Nauligaqvik River (Nunavik, QC), Eli Elijassiapik (1936-2015) started carving in the late 60s after moving to Inukjuak (QC). Known for his sculptures of animals and hunting scenes, his work became a means of expression, preservation of Inuit culture and sharing past way of life. Eli Elijassiapik also served as President of the Inukjuak Community Council for many years and on the board of directors of the Fédération coopératives du Nouveau-Québec. His work has been exhibited throughout North America, Europe, as well as in Japan, and is in prestigious collections such as those of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, QC).