Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 4th Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building C; 4th Floor; Between R. 478C and Rm. 480C

Caribou Dancer

Artwork
Identifier:
2008.263.1
Artist:
James Houston
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Lithograph
Date:
1955
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15.5 in Width: 12.5 in
Description:
Sepia-toned print of ink drawing: parka-ed Inuit dancer holding a drum and jumping.
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.