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Axangayuk was born March 17, 1937, in Satuqitun. Grandson of carver, Kiakshuk, and the only child of artists Paunichea and Munamee Davidee.
Axangayuk began carving at the age of fifteen. Axangayuk was the prestigious patriarch of his sons Alariaq and Padlalik Shaa, who are also well-known sculptors.
Axangayuk Shaa was a master carver whose work was featured in every major Inuit art collection. His work has been exhibited extensively since 1961 with solo exhibitions in Canada, the United States, and Germany. In 2003, his artistic achievement was honoured with an election to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
One of the hallmarks of his masterworks was his ability to capture the weight and power of a walrus as well as its softness in motion. As a masterworks sculptor, Axangayuk Shaa was renowned for his large drummers, caribou, bear and walrus carvings as well as for his ‘transformation’ pieces. He had a strong influence on the works of his sons who have assimilated and transformed his ideas into their own distinctive work.