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Parr
Untitled (two people with dogs) Untitled (two people with dogs)
c. 1971 c. 1971

Born in 1893, Parr lived a traditional life on the land around Baffin Island until 1961, when, due to age and a serious hunting accident, he settled with his family in Kinngait (Cape Dorset). That same year, under the encouragement of Terry Ryan, Parr began drawing in graphite on paper, and went on to produce over 2000 drawings before his death in 1969. His work frequently portrayed hunters and animals and was included in every Cape Dorset print collection between 1961 and 1970, thirty-four in total. While largely unappreciated during his lifetime, Parr’s work has experienced a posthumous revival of interest, even appearing on a Canadian postage stamp in 1977.

Parr
South Baffin Island NT 1893-Cape Dorset (Kinngait) NU 1969 South Baffin Island NT 1893-Cape Dorset (Kinngait) NU 1969
Untitled (two people with dogs) Untitled (two people with dogs)
c. 1971 c. 1971
Pencil on paper Pencil on paper
32.8 x 42.5 cm
Gift of Guardian Capital Group Limited, 2020 Gift of Guardian Capital Group Limited, 2020
63-015.43

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