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



Color stonecut print on paper


Sheet: 18 × 24 in. (45.7 × 61 cm)

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



Joseph Kitekudlak


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


Signed, lower right, in pen: KALVAK; inscribed, in graphite, lower left to right: Eskimo Western Arctic Nightmare 45/50; embossed: Holman chop [ulu with word HOLMAN]; Numbered, on reverse, in graphite: 3/72

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, listed p.100.

Published References

Holman 1972, Holman, Northwest Territories: Holman Eskimo Cooperative, 1972, catalogue no. 3.


Gallery of Eskimo Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; sold to Jane and Raphael Bernstein, Ridgewood, New Jersey, October 24, 1974; lent to present collection, 2011; given to present collection, 2013.

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