Tim Pitsiulak, Canadian artist, Died at 49


Timootee “Tim” Pitsiulak was born in 1967 and died on December 23, 2016.

He was a Canadian artist and hunter based in Nunavut.

He was best known for his large coloured-pencil drawings of Arctic scenery, wildlife, and Inuit culture.

He was born in Kimmirut in the Canadian territory of Nunavut.

Timootee Pitsiulak’s parents were Napachie and Timila Pitsiulak.

He was based in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, where he worked as a hunter while making jewelry, sculptures, lithographs, and photographs, and large coloured-pencil drawings, the last of which he was best known for.

Pitsiulak’s subjects were Arctic wildlife and scenery, and traditional and modern Inuit culture.

Pitsiulak’s work has the collections of galleries such as Feheley Fine Arts and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, and the Inuit Gallery in Vancouver.

During 2013 the Royal Canadian Mint featured a Pitsiulak drawing of two beluga whales and a bow head whale on Canada’s 25-cent coin.

He died at age 49 on 23 December 2016 while in the hospital, where he was receiving treatment for pneumonia.

He died leaving behind his wife Mary and their seven children.

Tim Pitsiulak passed away at 49 years old.