(1953 - Present)

Mark Totan was born in 1953 in the small town of Igloolik located on Baffin Island in the Northwest Territories. He has has also lived in Hall Beach and Iqaluit. Mark presently resides in Hall Beach, west of Baffin Island. His two sons, Tony and Clivelon are also carvers.

Mark, like most Inuit artists, is self-taught. He carves in a variety of stone (steatite, serpentine and argillite) and antler mediums. His sculptures are well known and Mark especially enjoys carving polar bears.

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