Paulassie Pootoogook is the son of artist Pootoogook, and brother of artists Eegyvudluk, Kananginak, and Pudlat Pootoogook. He was born in 1927 at Igalalik camp. His wife, Ishuhungitok, is a graphic artist, and his son, Tukikikiuluk, is a carver. His artistic career began in Cape Dorset as a printmaker, but he also took up carving. Paulassie’s artwork has been included in national and international exhibitions.