Napachie Pootoogook

    Based in the Qikiqtaaluk region (NU), Napachie Pootoogook (1938-2002) was known for her signature drawings created with acrylic paints, black felt-tip pens, or pencil crayons. Encouraged by her mother, the acclaimed artist Pitseolak Ashoona, she began drawing in the late 1950s. Her work focused on depictions of Inuit spirituality and stories, including Inuit traditional life, clothing, and the experiences of women. Napachie Pootoogook's work has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, and Europe.