Artist NameJanet Kigusiuq ( Inuit, Qamani'tuaq [Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada], 1926-2005)
TitleRiver Widens
Date of Artwork1999
MediumColored pencil on paper
SizeGift from the Edward J. Guarino Collection in honor of Edgar J. Guarino 2010.13.45, 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.