Inuit Art Reading List:
There is an extensive array of books about Canadian Inuit art. Below is a list of books in our collection. It is, by no means, comprehensive, but we hope it helps you wend your way through available works. If you know of other books we should be aware of, please get in touch with us through our Contact form.
Books marked with an asterisk (*) are good primers/overviews.
Amway Environmental Foundation et al. Masters of the Arctic: Art in the Service of the Earth. 1989. Baud, Claude; Brice, Irene; Jacot, Michel. Art Inuit: Contemporary Sculpture and Print of the Canadian Eskimo, Fragments Editions (France), 1997.
Blodgett, Jean. The Coming and Going of the Shaman: Eskimo Shamanism and Art. The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1978.
Blodgett, Jean. Grasp Tight the Old Ways: Selections from the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art. Art Gallery of Ontario, 1983.
Blodgett, Jean. Three Women, Three Generations: Drawings by Pitseolak Ashoona, Napachie Pootoogook and Shuvinai Ashoona. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1999.
Blodgett, Jean and Gustavison, Susan. Strange Scenes: Early Cape Dorset Drawings. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1993.
Brandson, Lorraine E. Carved from the Land: the Eskimo Museum Collection. Churchill, Manitoba Eskimo Museum, 1993.
Canadian Eskimo Arts Council. Sculpture/Inuit. Univerity of Toronto Press, 1971.
Crandall, Richard C. Inuit Art: a History. McFarland & Co., Inc., Publishers, 2000.
Driscoll, Bernadette. The Inuit Amautik: I Like My Hood to Be Full. The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1980.
Gustavison, Susan. Arctic Expressions: Inuit Art and the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council 1961-1989. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1994.
Gustavison, Susan. Northern Rock: Contemporary Inuit Stone Sculpture. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1999.
* Hessel, Ingo. Inuit Art. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1998, 2003.
Houston, Alma (editor), Inuit Art, an Anthology. Watson & Dyer Publishing, 1988.
Leroux, Odette et al. Inuit Women Artists. Chronicle Books, 1996.
MacDuff, Alistari and Galpin, George M. Lords of the Stone: an Anthology of Eskimo Sculpture. Whitecap Books, 1983.
McGhee, Robert. Canadian Arctic Prehistory. Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec, 1990.
Myers, Marybelle. Things Made by Inuit. La Federation des Cooperatives du Nouveau Quebec, 1980.
Ryan, Leslie Boyd and Wight, Darlene Coward. Napachie Pootoogook. The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2004
Saucier, Celine. Guardians of Memory: Sculpture-Women of Nunavik. L’Instant Meme, 1998.
Seidelman, Harold and Turner, James. The Inuit Imagination. Douglas & McIntyre, 1993.
Saucier, Celine and Kedl, Eugen. Image Inuit du Nouveau Quebec. Musee de la Civlisation,
* Swinton, George. Sculpture of the Inuit. McClelland and Stewart, 1972 (revised 1999).
Von Finckenstein, Maria. Celebrating Inuit Art 1948 – 1970. Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, 1999.
Wight, Darlene Coward. Art & Expression of the Netsilik. The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2000.
Wight, Darlene Coward. The First Passionate Collector: the Ian Lindsay Collection of Inuit Art. The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1990.
* Excellent overviews