Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Phil Fontaine about Norval Morrisseau


From left to right: Martin Mills and Christian McLeod of Maslak McLeod Gallery & Phil Fontaine in front of genuine Morrisseau painting (2009) 
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"Norval Morrisseau's courageous and often controversial approach to his work was instrumental in encouraging First Nations people to know their spirituality, history and culture in order to better understand themselves. He taught us to be proud of who we are. He inspired countless other First Nations people to pursue a career in the arts. His legacy will remain with us and continue to inspire all Canadians for many generations to come."

Phil Fontaine - Former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
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* The acrylic painting on canvas in this post: "Woman and Man in Nature", 35"x55", © 1978 Norval Morrisseau; Exhibited for sale at Maslak McLeod Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

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