Soapstone Carved Sculpture
Disc Number On Bottom
Dimensions - 2 ins H x 10.5 ins L (5.08 cm x 26.67 cm)
NOAH MEEKO E9-318
(1928 – 2004 Indigenous / CAD)
Born in Sanikiluaq in 1928, Meeko moved to Kuujjuaraapik with his family as a young child. A respected member of his community, Meeko was known for his generosity and would often host fellow artists travelling through Kuujjuaraapik. He strove to share his traditional knowledge with the younger generation and often took school groups out on the land, instructing the children in survival skills. An active member of the church, Meeko also served on the community’s justice committee.
Best known as a talented sculptor and printmaker, Meeko was also noted for his skills in snow sculpting. He participated in national competitions held in Quebec in 1977 and 1982. In 1987, he and his wife, Lucy, participated in an international competition held in Rovaniemi, Finland — they were awarded first prize in the “figurative expression” category for their efforts. Meeko also represented Nunavik at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, where he once again demonstrated his snow sculpting skills. He was later recognized for his efforts by Makivik Corporation and was honoured with an award for achievement in 1994.
Meeko’s work is held in important collections across the country such as that of the Royal Ontario Museum, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and has also been featured in international exhibitions in Jerusalem, Richmond, Virginia, and Indiana, Pennsylvania.
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Soapstone Carved Sculpture
Disc Number On Bottom
Dimensions - 2 ins H x 10.5 ins L (5.08 cm x 26.67 cm)
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