Thursday, October 19, 2017

Who is Carmen Robertson?

~ Member of the defunct Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society (NMHS)


"Spirit Energy of Mother Earth",  
© 1974 Norval Morrisseau ~ Click HERE for this painting's front/VERSO
Provenance: Acquired by Mr. David Voss of Thunder Bay from a source in Northwestern Ontario who supplied it Randy Potter of Kahn Auctions, Pickering, Onatrio and it was purchased by Mr. Joseph McLeod (1928-2017) of Maslak McLeod Gallery (Toronto, Ontario); who then sold it to Mr. Kevin Hearn of Toronto, Ontario; exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on June 11th, 2010 (click HERE)

"Carmen Robertson calling genuine Morrisseau paintings at TBAG FAKES"

"Carmen Robertson sued for calling Morrisseau TBAG donations FAKES"

"Carmen Robertson Vs. Goyce Kakegamic"

"The painting which destroys credibility of the Kinsman Robinson Galleries & the NMHS"

"Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy and Mr. Greg Hill"


Professor C. Robertson “Expert Report” on Hearn’s “Spirit Energy of Mother Earth” calling it a FAKE Norval Morrisseau painting

* Carmen Robertson -  Full Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario; Formerly an associate professor of contemporary Aboriginal art history in the Department of Visual Arts, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan; E-mail:


> On September 25th, 2017, Forensic Document Examiner and Handwriting Expert Kenneth J Davies, of Hawkeye Studios, Calgary, Alberta, has authenticated “Spirit Energy of Mother Earth” as signed by Norval Morrisseau... This expert's report is available for a FREE DOWNLOAD. 


Important additional/related information: 

In a recent court case Kevin Hearn Vs. Joseph B. McLeod and Maslak McLeod Gallery Inc. /Court File No. CV-12-455650/ the Plaintiff's legal councel was also Mr. Jonathan Sommer while expert witness for the Plaintiff was Carmen Robertson. Expert witness for the defendant was a Questioned Document Examiner Mr. Kenneth J. Davies of 'Hawkeye Studios (Grapho-Lab® Services)' (Calgary, Alberta). 

Plaintiff's expert witness, Carmen Robertson failed to prove the case of the painting's nonauthenticity. 

Just as with what happened to Mr. Donald Robinson's testimony in Hatfield, Margaret Lorraine vs. Child, Donna and Artworld of Sherway trial when he was accepted as an expert witness but in the end his testimony was rejected.   

"Spirit Energy of Mother Earth has not been proved to be a forged or fake Morrisseau. From the law’s point of view, it is therefore a real Norval Morrisseau painting."
~ Justice Edward M. Morgan, May 24, 2018

For more information visit "Professor Robertson’s Astonishing Kevin Hearn “Expert Report” at John Goldi's

Reference: Jonathan Sommer's court case (representing Mr. Kevin Hearn) which came with false allegations about Mr. Joseph McLeod's integrity as a Norval Morrisseau expert: Maslak McLeod Gallery sued for selling a genuine Norval Morrisseau painting to Kevin Hearn - Band member of the Barenaked Ladies.

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