Artist NameAnnie Pootoogook (Inuit, Kinngait [Dorset Island, Nunavut, Canada], 1969-2016)
TitleIce Fishing
Date of Artwork2001-2001
MediumPencil, ink, pencil crayon on paper
SizeGift from the Edward J. Guarino Collection in honor of Kathleen Guarino-Burns, 2009.26.47, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College.

Further Information

Drawings by women Inuit artists are among the works in the collection used most often by faculty in their teaching. One such class, Environmentalisms in Perspective, explores connections among "the ethical, aesthetic, social, economic, historical, and scientific concerns that comprise the field of environmental studies." For their Loeb session, students in the course visit the print room to examine works like Janet Kigusiuq's jewel-toned sheet River Widens and other contemporary works on paper with subjects inspired by the natural world, and compare them to Vassar's founding collection of Hudson River School paintings on view in the galleries.