Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Norval Morrisseau Collection


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About the Artist:

Born in Fort William, Ontario (now Thunder Bay) on March 14, 1931... into the Ojibway Nation, Norval Morrisseau became a legend in his own time... founder of the Woodland School of Art... presented the Order of Canada in 1978... honourary doctorates from McGill and McMaster Universities... major exihibitions in Canada, United States, Germany, and France... he has been called “the Picasso of the North” by the French press.

Norval Morriseau's colourful figurative images are delineated with heavy black lines and X-Ray images. His work is signed with the Cree syllabics meanining "Copper Thunderbird”, the name bestowed upon him by a medicine woman when he was 19 years old while recovering from sickness.

This collection of canvas giclées represents in part, a body of his work, acquired directly from the artist during the late 1980’s, when Norval  Morrisseau resided  in Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA.



>>> Reference posts:
Friends of Norval Morrisseau (Part IX) /Bonnie Edwards Kagna MacFarlane/,
Friends of Norval Morrisseau (Part VIII) /Leona Lattimer/,
The Edwards Collection (Part I),
The Edwards Collection (Part II),
The Edwards Collection (Part III),
Ojibway Word of The Day (Part II) &
Norval Morrisseau Blog's endorsement by Bonnie Edwards Kagna MacFarlane.

* The acrylic paintings in this collection © 1988 Bonnie Edwards Kagna MacFarlane. PROVENANCE: All paintings acquired directly from the artist in 1987. Image Copyright in accordance with an agreement with Norval Morrisseau, June 11, 1988.
igned by Norval Morrisseau; witnessed by Gabor M. Vadas/

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