Bart Hanna

1948-, Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada

Bart Hanna Kappianaq is a renowned sculptor based in Iglulik (Igloolik), NU. Hanna Kappianaq was taught the basics of carving by his father when he was young and later pursued formal artistic training at Algonquin College in Ottawa, ON. He works with soapstone, serpentinite, alabaster, ivory and bone to create carvings that stay true to the nature of the material. He is also celebrated for the fine detailing in his sculptures. His work is held in the permanent collections of galleries and museums throughout Canada and the United states, and has appeared in Inuit Art Quarterly on multiple occasions.

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