James Houston

individual, ENTITY.3324
Life Dates:
1921 – 2005
Nationality:
Canadian
Artist Biography:
James Houston arrived in Inukjuak in 1948 and lived among the Inuit in the Arctic until 1962. He slept in igloos, hunted walrus, ate raw seal meat and traveled by dog sled team. While living with the Inuit, a stone carving was given to him by an Inuit man, an experience that drove Houston to create Inuit-Inspired art.