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Karpik, Andrew

Date of Birth: 1964-02-25
Place of Birth: Nunatak Island
Gender: Male
Nationality: Canada
Occupation or Profession: Printmakers
Uses technique(s): Print (Art Technique), Drawing (Art Technique)

Andrew Qappik (born February 25, 1964, in Nunataq, Nunavut) is a Canadian Inuit graphic artist currently residing in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Qappik is known for his printmaking and his contribution to the Nunavut Coat of arms. Qappik's prints depict both animals and traditional Inuit culture, which he has learned about from his own experience and stories by his grandfathers and other relatives. Some of these relatives have been an influence on Qappik's artistic sensibilities. He has a fondness for realistic/naturalistic scenes of Arctic life; an instinctive grasp of line, form and composition; and a use of lighter coloured tones with little negative space.

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