Toona Iqalik (Iquliq)

Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory

Toona Iqalik (Iquliq) was born in 1935 near Baker Lake, where he lived and worked for most of his career. With over 50 years of experience carving, he is most recognized for his rounded abstract carvings of people. However, figures such as muskox, birds and bears were also characteristic. His children, Johnny, Louie and Camill are also well known carvers. Since the 1960s, Toona has had numerous exhibitions across North America and the United States as well as in Europe and England.

Canadian Museum of Civilization
National Gallery of Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.A.
Eskimo Museum, Churchill, Manitoba
Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Sarick Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Williamson Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba