Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 4th Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building C; 4th Floor; Between Rm. 443C and Rm. 445C

Eskimo Fisherman

Artwork
Identifier:
2008.262.1
Artist:
James Houston
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Lithograph
Date:
1952
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15.5 in Width: 12.5 in
Description:
Sepia-toned print of ink drawing: Inuit fisherman from the back holding a spear (right hand) and a fish (left hand), several fish are at his feet.
Historical Context:
James Houston arrived in Inukjuak, a northern village located on the Hudson Bay in Quebec, Canada 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.