Andrew Qappik

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Andrew Qappik
Born (1964-02-25)February 25, 1964
Nunataq, Canada
Known for Printmaking

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 depicts 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.[citation needed]

Qappik's works are published by the Pangnirtung Print Shop, under the auspices of the Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts.


  • Thomson, Jane Sproull and Luke Ratzlaff “Andrew Qappik’s Contemporary Arctic Visions”, Inuit Art Quarterly 20 (2005): 10-16.

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