Wednesday, February 8, 2012

James K. Bartleman about Norval Morrisseau


>>> The following is the foreword for the Maslak McLeod Gallery's "Norval Morrisseau: The Development of the Woodland School of Art" (2002):

"Norval Morriseau has drawn upon the spirit of the Anishinabe to create powerful images of mythical beings, woven together in art that tells of the sacredness of all forms of life. This catalogue shows how his extraordinary work gave rise to the Woodland School and awoke fresh interest in First Nations art in the cultural mainstream. As his leading role in this renaissance became more apparent, Norval Morriseau himself became a legend."

James K. Bartleman*, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (2002 - 2007)


* - A member of the Chippewas of Mnjikaning First Nation

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