Eddie Omnik was born in 1950 in Point Hope, Alaska. He's a part of the long tradition of carving among Inuit Pac people. Eddie's interest in carving began at the age of twelve while watching his father, Panneeluke Omnik, who was a carver of ivory, bone and soapstone. What began as a way to earn extra money as a child has brought Eddie international attention. His style was influenced first by his father and later by well-known artists to help guide his natural talent. Eddie says, "I am grateful to these talented men who taught me and inspired me to maintain my Native culture and the art of my people." With the strong concept of expressing the natural richness of his people, Eddie will continue to grow and develop his talent as an Inuit carver and designer.
Biography Courtesy of Hill's Native Art