Pitseolak Niviaqsi

Inuit (1947 - 2015)

Pitseolak Niviaqsi was an Inuit artist.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Pitseolak Niviaqsi's estimated art value is C$3,000 (*)

Pitseolak Niviaqsi's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$1,000 - C$5,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for a stone sculpture work attributed to Pitseolak Niviaqsi (1947-2015) was C$4,720 - paid for "Kneeling Caribou, 1998" at Walker's in Ottawa on Wed, May 25, 2016.
ArtValue.ca has 39 auction art sale records for their stone sculpture results, with prices in the range of C$1,000 to C$5,000.

Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes

Pitseolak Niviaqsi was the son of the renowned sculptor and graphic artist Niviaqsi (1908-1959) and the graphic artist Kunu (1923-1966). Trained as a lithographer in the early 1970s, Pitseolak became one of the Kinngait Studio's master printmakers, working on hundreds of Cape Dorset prints between 1975 and 2011. He is equally famous for his sculptures, many of which depict female subjects including young women, mothers and children, and the sea goddess. In the catalogue referenced below Nigel Reading wrote: "The art of Pitseolak exudes an elegance and refinement now rare in Inuit sculpture." Woman Holding her Braid is a beautiful example of his work. It is masterfully carved but not showy or flashy; while fairly large it has the sensibility of a smaller, more intimate work.

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