Kavavaow Mannomee: Cape Dorset Boxed Notecards
Kavavaow Mannomee (Canadian, b. 1958) (now Qavavau Manumie
) was born in Brandon, Manitoba, where his mother, Paunichea, was hospitalized for treatment of tuberculosis. He returned to Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, as a very young child and has lived there ever since. Today he is one of the premier artists working at Cape Dorset’s famed Kinngait Studios, an internationally renowned printmaking center founded by the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative in the late 1950s. The annual release of Cape Dorset prints is eagerly anticipated by collectors around the world.
Kavavaow is an accomplished and precise printmaker who has demonstrated a range of styles over the years—from the very literal to the more expressive. His themes include Inuit legends and mythology, Arctic wildlife, and contemporary aspects of Inuit life, and he enjoys demonstrating printmaking techniques to young artists and visitors to the studio.
More information on the artists of Cape Dorset can be found in Cape Dorset Prints: A Retrospective; Fifty Years of Printmaking at the Kinngait Studios
by Leslie Boyd Ryan (Pomegranate, 2007), the first book to tell the full story of this historic community.