Only a handful of years into his career, Tim Pitsiulak (Canadian, Inuit, 1967–2016) spearheaded a new direction in Inuit art. The nephew of renowned artist Kenojuak Ashevak, Pitsiulak reveled in the challenges of art and life in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, just south of the Arctic Circle. His vivid images of polar bears and bowhead whales, ATV-riding families and high-tech research equipment speak eloquently of the artist and the man. He quietly navigated increasing modernity while honoring his cultural identity. At the time of his death in 2016, he was a sought-after artist at the height of his career. Pitsiulak’s art has been exhibited widely and is in many private and public collections around the world, among them the Art Gallery of Ontario, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and the National Gallery of Canada.