Ronald Senungetuk is confirmed dead at the age of 87.
Ronald was best known as a American Iñupiat artist.
Ronald Senungetuk
Born1933
Died (aged 87)
NationalityIñupiaq
EducationRochester Institute of Technology
Known forsculpture, jewelry, painting
MovementAlaska Native art
AwardsFulbright Fellowship
Ronald Senungetuk (1933 – January 21, 2020) was an Iñupiaq artist originally from Wales, Alaska, who worked primarily in wood and metal.
Contents
1 Career
2 Awards and recognition
3 See also
4 Notes
5 External links
Career
He was a sculptor and silversmith and was known for his abstractions of animal figures. He trained at the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology and in Oslo, Norway, on a Fulbright Fellowship at Statens Håndværks og Kunstindustriskole. He and his wife, Turid, an accomplished silversmith, lived in Homer.
Senungetuk started the University of Alaska Fairbanks' metalsmithing program and served as director of its Native Art Center. He received the Rasmuson Foundation's 2007 Distinguished Artist Award, and received many other awards and recognitions for his work.
Awards and recognition
2008 Denali National Park Artist-in-Residence
See also
Alaska Native art
Inuit art
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