Alasua Amittuq Davidialuk, Inuk artist (b on a small island near Povungnituk, Qué c 1910; d on an emergency evacuation flight near Povungnituk 1 Aug 1976). An indifferent hunter, he lived in poverty until he gained recognition as a folk artist near mid-life. Only then could he afford the hunter's indispensable dog team (and later snowmobile). Davidialuk entranced his countrymen with spellbinding "true stories" - legends, myths and his own inventions. These he later translated into stone carvings, prints and drawings, now collected because of their ingenuous revelations of a cultural mystique. His last creative outpouring suggests an urgent need to articulate his personal view of Inuit history and morals.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Craig, M.m.. "Alasua Amittuq Davidialuk". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 04 March 2015, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/alasua-amittuq-davidialuk. Accessed 26 September 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Craig, M. (2015). Alasua Amittuq Davidialuk. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/alasua-amittuq-davidialuk
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Craig, M.m.. "Alasua Amittuq Davidialuk." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published January 30, 2008; Last Edited March 04, 2015.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Alasua Amittuq Davidialuk," by M.m. Craig, Accessed September 26, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/alasua-amittuq-davidialuk
Alasua Amittuq Davidialuk
Article by M.m. Craig
Published Online January 30, 2008
Last Edited March 4, 2015