Born near Sugluk, Quebec in 1915 and died at Cape Dorset, NWT on September 10, 1982. Lucy Quinnuayuak is regarded as one of the most popular Inuit graphic artists of the north, noted primarily for fanciful arctic birds. Lucy began to draw in the late 1950's. Over 100 of her drawings have appeared as prints.
The stone for her early Large Bear (1961) was donated to the Tate Gallery in London and is now displayed at The Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge. Widely collected, her work has appeared as an Olympic banner and is in many exhibitions around the world. It is very rare to find an original drawing by this great artist today. Redkettle Art is proud to feature one of her colourful bird originals.