Tommy Takpanie Sr.
Inuit Igaluit, 1936-2014
Tommy Takpanie Sr. resided in Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay). He also lived in Cape Dorset and Pond Inlet. The son of Iqaluit artist Nuna Noah, he is known especially for his distinctive polar bear carvings. His sons Pauloosie and Tommy Takpanie Jr. are also artists. His art has been featured in galleries across North America and in Switzerland.