Fossilized Whalebone Sculpture - Eskimo Hunter by Ron Apangalook, circa 1968. This piece exemplifies his fine attention to detail and his sophisticated carving techniques. His initials carved in the base
Ron Apangalook is a Siberian Yupik Eskimo born in Gambell on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
He works primarily with Whalebone, Walrus tusks. He is noted for his figures which include bears, walrus & hunters. He tries to create pieces that represent his Siberian side but also represents his other ancestry, conveying a spiritual side to his art, creating a link between the viewer and his culture.
A great example of Inuit Art to add to your collection

ITEM ID
G258
DEPTH
5" (13 cm)
GENRE
American Folk Art and Outsider Art, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art
STYLE
Ethnic Art, Figurative, Folk Art, Naive Art, Native American Art, Naturalistic, Tribal
THEME
Coastal, Ethnic, Hunting, Western
WIDTH
10" (25 cm)
HEIGHT
20.5" (52 cm)
ORIGIN
United States • American
AGE
21st Century
ITEM TYPE
Contemporary

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1990's Whalebone sculpture by Ron Apangalook

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