Ronald Senungetuk

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Ronald Senungetuk (born 1933) is an Iñupiaq artist originally from Wales, Alaska who works primarily in wood and metal.[1]


He is a sculptor and silversmith and is known for his abstractions of animal figures. He trained at the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology and in Oslo, Norway, on a Fulbright Fellowship at Statens Håndværks og Kunstindustriskole. He and his wife, Turid, an accomplished silversmith, live in Homer.[2]

Senungetuk started the University of Alaska Fairbanks' metalsmithing program and served as director of its Native Art Center.[3] He received the Rasmuson Foundation's 2007 Distinguished Artist Award,[4] and has received many other awards and recognitions for his work.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 2008 Denali National Park Artist-in-Residence[5]

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