Luke Anowtalik was an Inuit artist.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Luke Anowtalik's estimated art value is C$4,000 (*)
Luke Anowtalik's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$1,000 - C$25,000, or even much higher.
ArtValue.ca has 85 auction art sale records for their stone sculpture results, with prices in the range of C$1,000 to C$25,000.
Lot for sale by Walker's Auction House, Ottawa
Sun, Nov 4, 2012
Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for CAD $11,800
Dimensions - 30.5 cms x 35.6 cms (12 ins x 14 ins)
Lot for sale by Waddington's Auction House, Toronto
Tue, Mar 4, 2014
Estimate $1,500 - $2,000
Sold for CAD $1,200
Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes
Luke Anowtalik was born in 1932 near Ennadai Lake. He began carving commercially in Whale Cove and continued after his move to Arviat. Along with his wife, Mary Ayaq Anowtalik, Luke is one of the most celebrated contemporary carvers of the Kivalliq region. Using staunch simplicity of form, Luke Anowtalik often concentrates on more traditional Inuit themes such as family groups. These familial carvings are often composed of clusters of figures or heads that emerge from a singular stone mass. His work is featured in the permanent collections of the Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg, MB) and National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, ON). Likewise, he has enjoyed much exhibition success since early in his career, with his works showing at institutions such as the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, ON), Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art (Toronto, ON), and Marion Scott Gallery (Vancouver, BC).