Anthony Amosee was born October 20, 1960 and currently resides on Broughton Island, set within the Baffin Island area. Anthony is the son of sculptor Evie Atsanilk and thus carving has always been integral to his life.
Inuit Art is born of various regional styles, and although Broughton Island is not as homogenous as that of other communities it does share a taste for elegant and flamboyant carving styles. Animals, particularly bears, caribou and musk-oxen are realistically depicted but frequently in unusual or heroic poses and often with exaggerated proportions.
Anthony’s work exhibits a beauty that goes beyond the manipulating of the material; each piece contains a visual self-consciousness of both artist and viewer. These unique works reference not only the beauty of the wilderness but also the haunting beauty of the Arctic landscape, flora and fauna.