Three Young Ravens
Pitaloosie Saila
22½" x 16¼"

Three Young Ravens (1970)
Pitaloosie Saila (1942 - 2021)

Stonecut, #50/50
22½" x 16¼"


Pitaloosie Saila was born August 11, 1942 in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada to her mother Katauga, and father Sam Pudlat. Her name is also sometimes spelled Pitalouisa or Pitaloosee.Because of severe illness, she was exposed to southern lifestyles and cultures early on in life. She is solely a graphic artist. Her subjects most often include people, compositions of people and animals, birds, traditional Inuit events and mythical figures and spirits. Pitaloosie’s works are recognizable and uniquely striking for their unconventional style, modernist approach, and creative use of both color and texture. She uses her art to express her concerns and chronicle the traditional Inuit way of life. Throughout her career, Pitaloosie’s works have been shown with great success across Canada, the United States, and France, as well as London, England; Jerusalem, Israel; Edegem, Belgium; and Verona, Italy.