Inuit-Cape Dorset, 1937
Aqjangayuk Shaa is the grandson of the venerated carver Kiakshuk and the son of artists Paunichea and Munamee Davidee. He began carving and drawing at seventeen, concentrating solely on sculpture after 1960. His work was included in the major touring exhibition “Sculpture of the Inuit: Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic” in 1971-73. He has had eleven solo exhibitions and has participated in many group shows. His sculpture appears in a number of major collections, including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 2003, Aqjangayuk was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy.