Jolly Atagooyuk, (sometimes Attagoyuk or Atagoyuk) was born on Broughton Island (now Qikiqtarjuaq). He now lives in Pangnirtung with his wife and four children.
Jolly, a listed Canadian artist, has been printmaking for over ten years. He studied at the local Arctic College (woodcuts) and then went to Iqaluit with his family for more printmaking courses. There, he studied etching, watercolour for printmaking, stencil, oil painting, silkscreen, and also a visual fine art and craft foundation course.
After completing his diploma in 1994, Jolly joined the Uqqurmiut Centre for Printmakers in Pangnirtung. He has been busy ever since, painting and printing, teaching printmaking, and attending arts festivals across the arctic.
During the winter of 2001, Jolly attended a jeweler’s course at Arctic College. His natural talents as an artist transferred easily to working in metal, and he enjoys the challenge of a new medium.
Legend says a hunter named Atagooyuk gave the place, Pangnirtung - "the place of the bull caribou" its name, well over a 100 years ago when caribou had not yet changed their pattern as a result of the incursions of man: Pangnirtung is on one of the narrow coastal plains against a spectacular backdrop of high mountains and a winding river valley.
This is place where the wild animals from Inuit legends were found and what is now the centre of Inuit printmaking. Today only four printmakers regularly work at the studio — Atagoyuk, Andrew Qappik, Josea Maniapik and Eena Angmarlik.
Well-known Atagoyuk and Qappik, whose work continues to gain national and international attention by collectors, both sell prints outside the collection.
Original frame and Wood Cut in good condition, ready to hang.
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Frame: 20" x 21 1/2" Image: 12" x 14"