Kenojuak Ashevak. ( 1927 - 2013 ) Like many Inuit artists Kenojuak spent most of her life living on the land in a manner not unlike most of her ancestors. She was born at the south Baffin Island camp of Ikirisaq, and grew up traveling from camp to camp on south Baffin and in Canada's Eastern Arctic. Kenojuak first started experimenting with drawing and stone carving in the late 1950's. Her early work appeared in the Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collections, launching a career that would include numerous national and international commissions, special projects, and exhibitions. She has been honoured with many awards and distinctions for her achievements, receiving the Order of Canada in 1967 and was elevated to Companion of the Order in 1993.