Monday, November 6, 2017

The Morrisseau Legacy missing links (Part VII)

Deiter John Voss (1946-2012)

~ A person who witnessed Norval Morrisseau signing the paintings with a "DB" technique; father of David Voss, who is a supplier of genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings sold through the Randy Potter Estate Auctions ~

Deiter John Voss

Mr. Deiter John Voss born January 1, 1946 passed away at the age of 66 with his family by his side on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at the T.B.R.H.S.C. (Thunder Bay, Ontario) 

He emigrated to Canada from Germany at the age of 12. He obtained his mechanical license and worked for Great Lake Forest Product as a mechanical superintendent. He then became a master mechanic for multiple mining companies.

John spent many years in Ghana as a mechanical engineer, later being promoted to deputy manager for Ashanti Gold Mines. He liked outdoor activities and spending time with his family and friends. He served in the military, achieving multiple awards. 

He is survived by his wife Mary, his two children Daniel and Gloria, son from a past marriage David and his wife Diana, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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From left to right: "Soaring Thunderbird", 30"x26" & "Sacred Medicine Bear Changes", 29"x36"; both © 1979 Norval Morrisseau; Click HERE to view reverse sides of canvases signed and inscribed by the artist a dry brush (DB) technique.

>>> The following is Mr. Deiter John Voss' Statutory Declaration in the Matter of the above presented Norval Morrisseau paintings:


I, DEITER JOHN VOSS, of the City of Thunder Bay, in the District of Thunder Bay and Province of Ontario, MAKE OATH AND SAY as follows:

1. I personally knew Norvai Morrisseau and as such have knowledge of the matters hereinafter deposed to.

2. I personally witnessed Norval Morrisseau signing paintings known as "Soaring Thunder Bird 1979" measuring 26" x 30" and "Sacred Medicine Bear Changes 1979" measuring 36" x 29".

3. The above-noted paintings were signed at Wintering Camp 60 km north of Ignace, Ontario, Canada and were purchased by me from Norval Morrisseau.

4. At the time the said paintings were signed by Norval Morrisseau John Monar was also present and saw the paintings signed.

This solemn declaration is made conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath.

Sworn before me at the City of Thunder Bay,
in the district of Thunder bay and Province of Ontario,
this 29th dayof March, 2011.

Signed   /ACommissioner/   Signed  /Deiter John Voss/

>>> To download Commissioner's invoice, signed Statutory Declaration together with paintings images click on image below:

IMPORTANT NOTE: These signatures are considered as KNOWN SIGNATURES OF NORVAL MORRISSEAU by Forensic Science.

>>> In a court judgement Hatfield vs. Artworld of Sherway /Court File No. SC-09-087264-0000/ Judge Paul J. Martial stated the following:

"The Court finds that there is overwhelming evidence that Norval Morrisseau signed paintings in black brush paint.”

(Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 34)

NOTE: Genuine Norval Morrisseau painting involved in this court case was also acquired from Randy Potter Estate Auctions and appraised by Mr. Joseph McLeod (1928-2017).


>>> Reference Links:
- The Morrisseau Legacy missing links (Part I),
  /Ref.: John Zabloski/
- The Morrisseau Legacy missing links (Part II),
  /Ref.: Susan Ross/
- The Morrisseau Legacy missing links (Part III),
  /Ref.: Clifford & Eleanor Whetung/
- The Morrisseau Legacy missing links (Part IV),

  /Ref.: Steve Potosky/
- The Morrisseau Legacy missing links (Part V) &
  /Ref.: Ilona E. Nagy/

- The Morrisseau Legacy missing links (Part VI) 
Nicholas and James Kripotos


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