Iyola Ikkidluak

Kimmirut, Nunavut Territory, Canada (1936-2003)

Iyola began carving in the early 1960s and lived in Lake Harbour where he carved full time and spent his other hours hunting. He was an inveterate traveller and worked as a guide for fish and wildlife officers of the Government of the Northwest Territories.

As a sculptor, Iyola has a wide range of subject matter from small, nicely detailed birds and animals to large, museum quality pieces. He is particularly known for large, very detailed carvings of walrus.