Kenojuak Ashevak

Kenojuak Ashevak – Inuit, artist

Kenojuak Ashevak was born on the southeast coast of Baffin Island, she became the most influential woman in Inuit art.

Starting in 1958, her prints helped put Cape Dorset on the map as the hub on Inuit art worldwide.

She has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, and has been featured on stamps and money.

Her work was even featured as the Google Doodle in 2014, in 2016 Heritage Canada produced a Heritage Moment about her life.

A new art centre in Cape Dorset currently under construction, will carry her name.