Noo Atsiaq

Canadian Frobisher Bay/Cape Dorset [1986-2013]

Noo Atsiaq was a carver from Kinngait, known for his polar bear carvings, which he began carving in the late 2000s. His bears were expertly carved, displaying expressive faces and natural, elegant movement. He was inspired by the wildlife of the Arctic and was also a prolific carver of walruses and hunting scenes.

Atsiaq began carving at age eleven in Kinngait, learning his craft from watching his father, Alashua Atsiaq, himself a notable carver. He further refined his skills and aesthetic sensibilities while working for Nuna Parr, for whom he helped file and sand his carvings of bears. His carvings of bears and other wildlife are well known for their harmonious curves and a whimsical touch, with playful poses of bears dancing, diving and walking.
Atsiaq’s work has been featured in exhibitions across Canada—from Vancouver to Quebec City—and he was featured in an exhibition on Polar Bears at the Canadian Arctic Gallery in Basel, Switzerland.

A Few Notable Results from Hodgins Art Auctions

Noo Atsiaq

DANCING BEAR; 2011
serpentine
20.5 x 15 x 7.25 in.

Sold for $ 4,500 (hammer price) – February 2019

Noo Atsiaq

DANCING BEAR; 2012
serpentine
13 x 6.5 x 4 in.

Sold for $ 750 (hammer price) – September 2019

Noo Atsiaq

DANCING BEAR; 2013
serpentine
9 x 5 x 3.5 in.

Sold for $ 700 (hammer price) – February 2019

We are always seeking works by Noo Atsiaq to be included in future auctions.

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More Extensive Results from our Previous Auctions

5,400.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Noo Atsiaq

Title: DANCING BEAR

Date: 2011

Medium: serpentine

Dimensions: 20.5 x 15 x 7.25 in. (52.1 x 38.1 x 18.4 cm)

Notes:

signed in Roman and syllabics & dated; with igloo card
Note: Noo Atsiaq was born in Iqaluit. He began to carve when he was about 10 years old, learning from his father, grandfather and others in the community. Noo later moved to Cape Dorset to focus on his carving, where he worked with artist Nuna Parr, helping him to file and sand his bears. Bears, particularly dancing bears, were a favourite subject for Noo Atsiaq.

2,500.00
Estimate:
3,500.00
 - 

LOT: 187

Auction: 2019 February | Hodgins Art Auctions

2,160.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Noo Atsiaq

Title: DANCING BEAR

Date: 2011

Medium: serpentine

Dimensions: 18.5 x 14 x 10.5 in. (47 x 35.6 x 26.7 cm)

Notes:

signed in Roman and syllabics & dated; with igloo card
Note: Noo Atsiaq was born in Iqaluit. He began to carve when he was about 10 years old, learning from his father, grandfather and others in the community. He later moved to Cape Dorset to focus on his carving, where he apprenticed with artist Nuna Parr for a number of years.

2,500.00
Estimate:
3,500.00
 - 

LOT: 108

Auction: 2019 May | Hodgins Art Auctions

900.00
Price Realized: $

Artist: Noo Atsiaq

Title: DANCING BEAR

Date: 2012

Medium: serpentine

Dimensions: 13 x 6.5 x 4 in. (33 x 16.5 x 10.2 cm)

Notes:

signed in Roman & dated; with igloo card

700.00
Estimate:
1,000.00
 - 

LOT: 169

Auction: 2019 September | Hodgins Art Auctions

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