Ken Kirkby

  • Born in September 1940 in London, England.
  • His family moved to Spain in 1945 and then one year later to Portugal where he spent his formative years.
  • He moved to Canada in 1958 and almost immediately made his way north. During a five-year period he lived with various groups of Inuit and traveled Canada’s far north extensively, recording the landscape, the people and the conditions in a vast collection of drawings.
  • During the time in northern Canada, he discovered the awe-inspiring stone structures known as “Inukshuks”, and his art captures the grandeur of these creations

Artwork by Ken Kirkby