• John Kavik

    (1893-1993), Rankin Inlet
John Kavik - untitled (totem image)

untitled (totem image), c. 1979, stone, 17.5 x 6.5 x 4.75 in.

John Kavik - untitled (people animals on the land)

untitled (people animals on the land), color pencil and pencil, color pencil and pencil, paper, 20.75 x 29.75 in.

John Kavik - untitled (animal)

untitled (animal), 1976, stone, 7.5 x 4.5 x 2.75 in.

John Kavik - untitled (head)

untitled (head), c. 1972, stone, 9 x 7.5 x 4.75 in.

John Kavik - untitled (mother and child)

untitled (mother and child), 1979, stone, 23 x 6.75 x 9.75 in.

John Kavik - untitled (mother and child)

untitled (mother and child), 1979, stone, 23 x 6.75 x 9.75 in.

John Kavik - untitled (mother and child)

untitled (mother and child), 1975, stone, 12.5 x 7 x 3.25 in.

John Kavik - untitled (muskox with human figures)

untitled (muskox with human figures), 1975, stone, 8 x 5.75 x 2.5 in.

John Kavik - untitled (muskox with human figures)

untitled (muskox with human figures), 1975, stone, 8 x 5.75 x 2.5 in.

John Kavik - untitled (bird)

untitled (bird), 1978, stone, 8.25 x 3.5 x 3.5 in.

John Kavik - untitled (birds)

untitled (birds), c. 1975, basalt, 4.5 x 5 x 3.5 in.

John Kavik - untitled (mother holding child)

untitled (mother holding child), c. 1976, steatite, 7.5 x 8 x 12.5 in.

John Kavik - untitled (figures in circle)

untitled (figures in circle), 1979-80, color pencil, 9.5 x 12.5 in.

John Kavik - untitled (fishing scene with tents)

untitled (fishing scene with tents), 1979-80, color pencil, 9.5 x 12.5 in.

John Kavik - untitled (three figures and three gulls)

untitled (three figures and three gulls), 1979-80, color pencil, paper, 9.5 x 12.5 in.

John Kavik - untitled (with animal on back)

untitled (with animal on back), 1979, 1979, 12.25 x 6.5 x 4.5 in.

John Kavik - untitled (woman)

untitled (woman), 1977, stone, 10.5 x 5 x 2 in.

John Kavik - untitled (swimmer)

untitled (swimmer), c. 1960's, stone, 6.5 x 7 x 2.25 in.

John Kavik - untitled (mother and child)

untitled (mother and child), c. mid 1980s, stone, 12 x 5 x 4 in.

John Kavik - untitled (people)

untitled (people), color pencil, paper, 18 x 12 in.

John Kavik - untitled (leaning figure)

untitled (leaning figure), 1978, stone, 14.5 x 7 x 7 in.

John Kavik - untitled (inuk)

untitled (inuk), stone, 5 x 2.25 x 1.25 in.

John Kavik - untitled (mother and child)

untitled (mother and child), stone, 5.5 x 2.75 x 3 in.

John Kavik - untitled (mother and child)

untitled (mother and child), c. 1979, stone, 7.25 x 3.5 x 5.5 in.

John Kavik - untitled (with four figures)

untitled (with four figures), c. 1970, ceramic, 6.75 x 5.75 x 5.75 in.

John Kavik - untitled (inuk)

untitled (inuk), stone, 10.5 in.

John Kavik - untitled (many fish)

untitled (many fish), 1980, color pencil, paper, 12 x 18 in.

John Kavik - untitled (head)

untitled (head), c. 1980's, basalt, 8.75 x 6.5 x 6.25 in.

John Kavik

(1893-1993), Rankin Inlet

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"Kavik…is one of the most original of Eskimo artists, and he always works the way the spirit moves him. He works steadily and 'professionally,' his objects are made for sale, but this does not detract from his art.  He makes things well, imaginatively and ingeniously.  He is a real artist... All of Kavik's carvings are inventions and discoveries of images and activities; they have balance without having bases; they are ingenious without being gimmicky; they are works of art and love."

—George Swinton, Eskimo Sculpture, 1965