Kananginak Pootoogook is a Cape Dorset artist that passed away on November 23, 2010. See a brief history of him here. Turns out I purchased one of his works at the 2009 print show in Cape Dorset called Proud Leader. I was actually looking to purchase a different print that year but with the high number drawn it was long gone by the time my turn came around. Of the ones left "Proud Leader" had grabbed my attention earlier in the evening and was the one I chose. The web doesn't do it justice. Turns out it is one of his more popular prints and was used at the top of the Dorset Fine Arts calender that year. I don't purchase prints based on the artist but on what I like at the time. Still feel good about this purchase.
Proud Leader Etching & Aquatint 59.5 x 56.5 50/50