Gabriel Gely, 1924-
painting on canvas, signed
13.5 X 17.5 inches sight - 20.5 x 24.5 w/frame
includes original gallery sale papers, receipt, invitations, etc.
Gabriel Gely is one of the few remaining white men who has lived for extended periods with Inuit (Eskimos) when they were still living a traditional lifestyle. When he moved to the North in the early 1950s, most of the coastal Inuit had been exposed to white men for some time, but the inland peoples were still isolated from western cultures. He lived with them for most of four decades, during which these people made the transition to settlement lifestyles.