Charlie Ugyuk

Inuit (1931 - 1998)

Charlie Ugyuk was an Inuit artist.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Charlie Ugyuk's estimated art value is C$7,000 (*)

Charlie Ugyuk's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$1,000 - C$50,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for a stone sculpture work attributed to Charlie Ugyuk (1931-1998) was C$30,000 - paid for "Shaman With Cross" at Waddington's in Toronto on Mon, Apr 14, 2008.
ArtValue.ca has 61 auction art sale records for their stone sculpture results, with prices in the range of C$1,000 to C$50,000.

Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes

Described as "the strongest spiritual carver in the central arctic" Charlie Ugyuk or "Big Charlie" as he was known, could alternate between high realism and intensely imaginative subject matter. Charlie loved birds (as did his nephew Karoo) and his fascination lay with falcons specifically, a subject matter he visited repeatedly throughout his career with his work's characteristic intensity demonstrated through inset eyes, rigid claws with sharpened talons and meticulously detailed feathers on powerful wings. Charlie was the first of the Netsilingmiut to carve professionally and he was an inspiration to not just Judas Ullulaq and Karoo Ashevak but for many carvers in the region. Inuk Charlie, see lot 32, has spoken of his father's perfectionism and drive and he challenged his son to be the best at his craft.

(*) Value is calculated as an average of the top stone sculpture sale records from ArtValue.ca database.
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