This well known artist, poet and journalist was born 1951 in Nuvuqquq, Nunivak. He moved to Ottawa as a young man and remained there till his death.
He drew a cartoon strip called “Nuna & Vut” (see NUNA & VUT) for Nunatsiaq News from 1994 to 1997. A book called Arctic Dreams and Nightmares is a collection of his stories, poems and art work.
An exhibit of his work was on display from September 17 to December 9 2018 at the Carleton University Art Gallery under the title “Allootook Ipellie: Walking Both Sides Of An Invisible Border”. The title was taken from one of his poems. A display of his cartoon strips was held at the same time at the Manx Pub on Elgin Street, Ottawa.
He died in Ottawa in 2007.
“Nut and Vut”, Car., Alootook Ipellie. Nunatsiaq News, 1994 to 1997.
“Alootook Ipellia.” Wikipedia the free encyclopedia, 13 Oct. 2018. Accessed 27 Oct. 2018.
“Determined curators piece together Inuk artist’s oeuvre.” CBC News, posted 2 Oct. 2018. Accessed 27 Oct. 2018.
See NUNA AND VUT
“The Death Of Nordic Life, the Creeping Emergence of Civilization.” An ink drawing 2007. (Justin Wonnacott) CBC News 2 Oct. 2018.