The ASTIS database cites the following 11 publication(s) by Jean Blodgett. Publications are listed from newest to oldest. Please tell us about publications that are not yet cited in ASTIS.
The Faye and Bert Settler collection / Wight, D.C. Enright, R. Blodgett, J.
Winnipeg, Man. : Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2004.
160 p. : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm.
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, July 7, 2004 to March 27, 2005.
Mainly photographs of Inuit carvings.
ASTIS record 55729.
... The Winnipeg Art Gallery [WAG] has had a long and continuous commitment to the collection, research, exhibition, and publication of art by Canadian Inuit. The Gallery began collecting in this field in the 1950s, when Inuit art was first marketed in southern Canada. It now holds one of the world's foremost collections of art by Inuit, numbering over 10,000 artworks. ... The Faye and Bert Settler Collection is another private collection which brings important sculpture and wallhangings by Inuit into the public domain. ... Faye Settler was an art dealer for over 40 years and her Winnipeg gallery, The Upstairs Gallery and Curiosity Shop, became a landmark in the city. Over the years she established herself as a specialist in art by Inuit from Baker Lake and introduced many collectors to the distinctive prints, drawing, sculptures, and wallhangings from that Kivalliq community. She also was the dealer for a number of Canadian contemporary artists over the years, as well as an acknowledged antiques expert. This diversity of interests made her unique among art dealers in the country. Since 1971 she was a member of the Professional Art Dealers Association of Canada (PADAC, now ADAC) and served on the Board of Directors for a two-year term in the early 1980s. She was an active gallery owner, featuring regular exhibitions of art by Inuit and Manitoba artists, up until her sudden death in January 2004. In presenting this exhibition we are honouring a very special couple, whose encouragement of Winnipeg's arts community was strong, and whose interest and support of the WAG was generous and committed. We are also heralding a unique collection and a much appreciated gift to the WAG. ... (Au)
T, Y, B, I
Animal integumentary systems; Antlers; Art; Bones; Catalogues; Handicrafts; Inuit; Ivory; Soapstone; Winnipeg Art Gallery
Akulivik, Québec; Arviat, Nunavut; Baker Lake (Hamlet), Nunavut; Cape Dorset (Settlement), Nunavut; Gjoa Haven (Settlement), Nunavut; Inukjuak, Québec; Kimmirut, Nunavut; Kugaaruk, Nunavut; Kugluktuk, Nunavut; Naujaat, Nunavut; Puvirnituq, Québec; Rankin Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut; Sanikiluaq, Nunavut; Taloyoak, Nunavut; Whale Cove (Hamlet), Nunavut
North Baffin drawings : collected by Terry Ryan on north Baffin Island in 1964 / Blodgett, J.
Toronto : Art Gallery of Ontario, 1986.
144 p. : ill. ; 24 x 28 cm.
ASTIS record 19851.
The works in this exhibition have been selected from a collection of 1,844 drawings and pages of text collected by Terry Ryan in 1964. In the early months of that year, Mr. Ryan travelled from his home in Cape Dorset to the communities of Clyde River, Pond Inlet, and Arctic Bay, and their neighbouring camps. He supplied paper and pencils and asked people to try drawing. On his return trip he purchased the drawings made for him. A small number of the drawings in the collection come from Igloolik, a community that Ryan did not visit. Instead he sent paper there to be distributed, and the completed drawings were returned to him later in that year. Upon Ryan's return from north Baffin various uses for the drawings were considered, including publication in a book or use as prints in Cape Dorset, but for various reasons nothing came of these projects. Now for the first time the collection has been documented and a group of works selected for display. Historically the collection is an important one. Since the majority of works were signed at the time it has been possible to identify the artists for all but twenty-three of the drawings. Overall the collection provides a large sample of drawings by identifiable individuals from a specific locale, working during a short, defined time period. As a closed system it provides an excellent opportunity for analysis and comparison. ... Considering their age and the various methods of transporting them, including dog sled, the drawings are in good condition. Some have obviously been smudged in handling and reworked by the artists. Since many were in good condition, and what blemishes they did have originated with the draughtsmen, it was decided not to clean them up for the exhibition. Their actual state reflects, like the scenes and texts, the character of their makers. (Au)
Art; Art collections; Art Gallery of Ontario; Catalogues; Inuit; Ryan, Terry
Arctic Bay (Hamlet), Nunavut; Baffin Island, Nunavut; Clyde River (Hamlet), Nunavut; Igloolik Island (69 23 N, 81 40 W), Nunavut; Pond Inlet (Hamlet), Nunavut
Kenojuak / Blodgett, J. Fulford, R. [Editor]
Toronto : Firefly Books, 1985.
252 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Originally published 1981 as a limited edition of 275.
ASTIS record 20726.
Kenojuak is a tribute honouring the life and work of one of the world's most celebrated and prolific Eskimo artists. (Au)
Art; Biographies; Inuit; Kenojuak, 1927-
Christianity and Inuit art / Blodgett, J.
(Beaver, 1984  Autumn, p. 16-25, ill.)
ASTIS record 15820.
Christian influence in the Arctic has been strong since the late 1700s, and this influence is evident in Inuit graphic art, fabrics, and sculpture. (ASTIS)
Art; Artists; Christianity; History; Inuit; Missionaries; Social change
A bibliography of contemporary Canadian Inuit art / Blodgett, J.
Ottawa : Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1982.
36 p. ; 28 cm.
(About arts and crafts, v. 5, no. 2, 1982)
ASTIS record 11933.
... The intent of this bibliography is to provide the reader with a solid body of material on the subject of contemporary Canadian Inuit art. Included are books, articles and exhibition catalogues. Special attention has been given to the exhibition catalogues since they are a major source of information on the subject at this time, yet they can be somewhat difficult to locate through the regular channels of library research. ... Even though the scope of the bibliography has been limited to contemporary Canadian art (1948/49 to the present), a few of the major publications on prehistoric and historic Canadian Inuit art have been included to provide background material. ... (Au)
Art; Bibliographies; Inuit
Whale bone / Blodgett, J.
(Beaver, 1982  Autumn, p. 4-11, ill. (some col.))
ASTIS record 10670.
This article describes whale bone as an artistic medium used by Canadian Inuit both for carving and for making prints. (ASTIS)
Multiple human images in human sculpture / Blodgett, J.
(Arts and culture of the north, v. 3, no. 2, Feb. 1979, p. 148-151, ill.)
(Arts and culture of the north, v. 3, no. 3, May 1979, p. 159-164, ill.)
Published in two parts in consecutive issues.
ASTIS record 4034.
Although the human head is a common subject in many different kinds of art, the Eskimo people have utilized this motif in quite an uncommon manner. Sculptures consisting of a number of heads, and only heads, have been produced throughout the arctic, but never as consistently as by the Dorset culture and contemporary Inuit artists. (Au)
Canadian Arctic; Cape Dorset (Settlement), Nunavut; North American Arctic
The historic period in Canadian Eskimo art / Blodgett, J.
(Beaver, 1979  Summer, p. 17-27, photos. (part. col.))
ASTIS record 3214.
... The historic period dates from the late 1700s and continues to 1948 when James Houston first visited the Arctic. ... A review of historic period artworks indicates that their qualities have gone unrecognized or underrated in the past. ... The similarities and continuities in subject matter, techniques, formats and meaning evident throughout the entire history of Eskimo art make abundantly clear the very significant role of the historic phase as a link between the prehistoric and contemporary periods. ... On the other hand, external forces made the historic period one of change and adaptation; this state of transition, with new influences and elements, actually enriched and enhanced an already strong visual tradition. Artists of historic times adapted and utilized novel materials, subjects and techniques, and began to make artworks for a new purpose .... (Au)
Art; History; Inuit
Povungnituk : the Winnipeg Art Gallery, December 10, 1977 - February 26, 1978 / Blodgett, J. [Curator]
[Winnipeg, Manitoba] : Winnipeg Art Gallery, c1977.
102 p. : ill., 1 map ; 21 cm.
Jean Blodgett, curator of Eskimo art.
Bibliography: p. 43-47.
Exhibition held in the Winnipeg Art Gallery, December 10, 1977-February 26, 1978.
Not seen by ASTIS. Citation from OORD.
ASTIS record 56658.
Art; Inuit; Winnipeg Art Gallery
Hudson Bay region, Québec; Puvirnituq, Québec
Karoo Ashevak / Blodgett, J.
[Winnipeg] : Winnipeg Art Gallery, .
1v. : photos. ; 28cm.
Catalogue of the artist's exhibition held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, March 30 to June 5, 1977.
ASTIS record 5904.
... The majority of Ashevak's sculptures date from 1971 to 1974 - a short period of artistic production, but a very rich one. Inspired by his own cultural background, coupled with imagination and a consumate technical expertise, Ashevak created art works of immediate appeal and lasting significance. (Au)
Art; Artists; Ashevak, Karoo; Biographies; Catalogues; Inuit; Winnipeg Art Gallery
Tuu'luq/Anguhadluq : an exhibition of works by Marion Tuu'luq and Luke Anguhadluq of Baker Lake, September 10 to November 7, 1976 / Winnipeg Art Gallery Blodgett, J.
[Winnipeg] : Winnipeg Art Gallery, .
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 28 cm.
ASTIS record 2846.
The exhibition presents the drawings, wall hangings, and prints of the Baker Lake husband and wife team of Marion Tuu'luq and Luke Anguhadluq. (ASTIS)
Anguhadluq, Luke, 1895-1982; Art; Artists; Catalogues; Inuit; Tuu'luq, Marion, 1910-; Winnipeg Art Gallery
Baker Lake (Hamlet), Nunavut
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