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The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia mourns the death of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia mourns the passing of contemporary Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook. Pootoogook was the first woman and first Indigenous artist to win the preeminent Sobey Art Award in 2006. Annie Pootoogook began drawing in 1997 under the encouragement of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative in Cape Dorset. She quickly developed a preference for drawing scenes from her own life.
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