Melak Man Eater

Helen Kalvak, Inuit / Canadian, 1901 - 1984
Canadian Inuit
Central Arctic



Stonecut print on paper


Image: 16 × 18 1/2 in. (40.6 × 47 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Jane and Raphael Bernstein



Holman Eskimo Cooperative, Ulukhaktok


Place Made: Ulukhaktok, Inuvik, Canada, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American


Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern

Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, lower left to right: #7 Eskimo Western Arctic 1968 "Melak" Man Eater by Kalvak 18/48; stamped, lower right, in red ink: Homan chop [ulu with the word HOLMAN]; Reverse, in graphite, lower left, $55 P2441

Course History

NAS 30.21, Native American Art and Material, Jami Powell, Spring 2020

Exhibition History

Inuit Art

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Legacy for Learning: The Jane and Raphael Bernstein Collection, Class of 1967 Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 4, 2021–February 6, 2022.

Publication History

John R. Stomberg, A Legacy for Learning: The Jane and Raphael Bernstein collection; Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, 2021, Plate 30, p.55, detail p.iv, listed p.99.

Published References

1968 Holman Eskimo Graphic Art, Holman: Holman Eskimo Cooperative, 1968, catalogue no. 7.


Gallery of Eskimo Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; sold to Jane and Raphael Bernstein, Ridgewood, New Jersey, July 18, 1974; lent to present collection, 2011; given to present collection, 2013.

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