Aron of Kangeq (1822–1869)

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Kangeq was an Inuit artist from Greenland. He made a number of watercolor and woodblock prints, illustrating the history of Greenland. As Kangeq was also an oral historian, he was able to pictorialize legends, often only known to his people. He also provided an account of conflicts with their Danish colonizers.

1. Tupilak Woman and Man. Watercolor. Not dated

1. Tupilak Woman and Man. Watercolor. Not dated

While little information is printed on Kangeq in English, his paintings and prints are highly cherished by both Greenlandic and international collectors. His images are also commonly used to illustrate articles pertaining to Inuit history in Greenland.

2. Missionary and Greenlanders. Watercolor. Not dated

2. Missionary and Greenlanders. Watercolor. Not dated

3. Qasapi has just killed the Norsemen chief Uunngortoq. Woodcut. 1860.

3. Qasapi has just killed the Norsemen chief Uunngortoq. Woodcut. 1860.

Kangeq’s prints sometimes show violent battles between the Inuit people and the Danish colonizers. In “Qasapi has just killed a Norsemen chief Uungortoq” an Inuit man is proudly holding a severed limb as a trophy. The Norsemen is seen defeated on the ground.

4. Aron of Kangeq. Watercolor. Greenland National Museum and Archive.

4. Aron of Kangeq. Watercolor. Greenland National Museum and Archive.

Beyond the more politically minded prints, Kangeq also showed daily rituals. As a hunter, he showed the process of handling meat and hydes.

5. Legend of “Giviok” or “Kiviok.” Watercolor. 1860.

5. Legend of “Giviok” or “Kiviok.” Watercolor. 1860.

Beyond the more politically minded prints, Kangeq also showed daily rituals. As a hunter, he showed the process of handling meat and hydes.

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