Simon Tookoome Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1934 - 2010)

From the nomadic generation of Inuit who had grown up in the traditional life on the land before moving into a settlement in Baker Lake. In his community, he was a founding member of the Co-operative print shop, was a respected leader, and renowned artist.

It was through his unique imagery in drawings, prints and sculpture that he became internationally acclaimed. He was a self-taught carver who began carving in stone and antler in the late 1960s, but it was his drawing that gave him the freedom to depict his ideas and images from his experiences of living on the land. Besides making his drawings, he also was a stone-cutter, producing the blocks for most of his prints. After moving into Baker Lake in 1968, he worked in construction, mining, fisheries, and education (teaching carving to school children), as well as being a cameraman and interviewer for the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation. For forty-five years he attended and participated in solo and group exhibitions all over the world, contributed to the annual Baker Lake print collections from 1971-1990, and his art is documented and referenced in many catalogues and publications.

His drawings are a legacy that give us a rare glimpse into his shamanic world of transformation and offer us an insight into a world that has disappeared and is now all but forgotten.

Historical Sale Highlights

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Marcelle Ferron
Oil on Canvas (44.75x57.25 in) 1964
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Woodland, October 1962
Alfred Joseph Casson
oil on panel (12x14.75 in) 1962
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Autumn
Jock MacDonald
oil on canvas (32x39.25 in) 1955
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Mining Town, Northern Ontario, Cobalt
Frederick Grant Banting
oil on panel (8.5x10.5 in) 1932
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Port Caldwell, Lake Superior
Lawren Harris
oil (12x15 in) 1923
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Pender Harbour
Walter Joseph Phillips
watercolour (14x16.5 inch) 1927
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Chief Pat Grasshopper Sarcees
Nicholas de Grandmaison
oil (24x19.5 in) 1940
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Mist Fantasy
James Edward Hervey MacDonald
Sampson Matthews Silkscreen (30x40 in) circa 1948
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Caughnawaga Indians at Camp
Cornelius Krieghoff
oil on canvas (17x26 in) 1860
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Looking After the Cattle
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (20x16 in) circa 2007
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