Parr (artist)

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Parr (1893, near Cape Dorset - 3 November 1969, Cape Dorset) was an Inuit artist who lived a traditional Inuit lifestyle until 1961, when he settled in Cape Dorset because of declining health and a hunting accident.[1]

There he began to draw and make stonecut relief prints, creating over 2000 works in the next eight years. These are mainly images of hunting scenes, although Shamanic subjects are also depicted. These works are now in many international collections, including the British Museum. In 1977 one of his prints was featured on a Canadian postage stamp.[2]

His sons Nuna Parr and Peter Parr are also artists.


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