26" x 20"

Ahigut (1977)
Jamasie Teevee (1910 - 1985)

Lithograph, #7/50
26" x 20"


Jamasie Teevee was born in the Kimmirut (Lake Harbour) area of Nunavut in 1910 and passed away in 1985. He began to draw in the early 1960s, first focusing on engraving copper plates. However, the majority of his career was spent on printmaking and began while living on the southern part of Baffin Island. Many of his engravings, published in the 1960s and early 1970s, depicted the traditional Inuit camp and hunting activities.

He was the father of artists Anirnik Ragee, Parnee Peter, Nicotai Simigak, and Simeonie Teevee. He was married to artist Angotigolu Teevee, who died in 1967.

In the early 1980s, Jamasie returned to drawing on paper, using graphite and colored pencils, in addition to felt-tip pens. His drawings were executed in precise, simple and uncluttered lines.

His work is held in a variety of museums, including the National Gallery of Canada, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Gilcrease Museum, the Canadian Museum of History, the National Museum of the American Indian, the McMaster Museum of Art, the Auckland Art Museum, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the Scott Polar Research Institute, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.