Development of Eskimo Carving

Roger Duhamel
Fachbücher, Film, Kunst & Kultur

Artistic expression in Canada has taken many and varied forms because of the diverse elements from which our nation has been fashioned. The early French settlers, the British who followed them and more recent Canadians who have come from many parts of Europe and the world have all made their essential contribution to the cultural life of Canada. Few forms of artistic endeavour, however, have attracted wider public interest and enthusiasm, both here and abroad, than work of our Indian and Eskimo peoples. This booklet deals exclusively carvings of the Eskimos, a small but important group in the Canadian population.