Sunday, May 5, 2013

“Norval Morrisseau: Journey with a Genius” opened on May 4th, 2013 at RiverBrink Art Museum

RiverBrink Art Museum, Queenston, Ontario 

"GREAT EARTH MOTHER", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau
(acrylic on artist board)
~ from Mr. Richard Baker’s collection

"Norval Morrisseau: Journey with a Genius” 

This collection of paintings and prints by Norval Morrisseau, on loan to RiverBrink, charts a personal and professional relationship that began when collector Richard Baker* was just starting his career as a lawyer. Over the years he acquired several important art works by Morrisseau and an equal number of stories about the artist’s life and work. In the process, Richard developed an interest in art and an appreciation for Morrisseau’s achievements as an innovator, an experience expressed in the title of this exhibition.

Source: RiverBrink Art Museum

* - a Member of the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society (NMHS)

BLOG MASTER'S NOTE: Limited edition print titled "The Great Mother", based on this genuine Norval Morrisseau painting appeared in Stanley Kubrik's film "The Shining", 1980.

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