Friday, September 14, 2018

56th Anniversary of the first Norval Morrisseau's public exhibition at The Pollock Gallery

/September 14th, 1962 - September 14th, 2018/

"Onaman Legend", oil on paper, 22"x15",
© 1962 Norval Morrisseau /Click on image to Enlarge/
* Click HERE for a label on the back of the framing of this atwork and click HERE to see an inscription on the verso of this painting indicating the purchaser on September 13th, 1962. ~ Originally part of Mr. Williams Collection, Toronto, Ontario

"I don't wish my work to be exploited, but to be properly used as an art form in its proper place where for the generations of the great Ojibway people it can be seen in the future, as well as be appreciated by all our white brothers."  [1]

Norval Morrisseau, September 1962


[1] - Norval Morrisseau's statement after his first exhibition at Jack Pollock's Gallery (Pollock Gallery) on September 14, 1962 in Toronto, Ontario, CANADA /Quoted in Toronto Star article "Indian Artist Earns High Praise" by David Cobb - September 1962/

NOTES: This first Norval Morrisseau's exhibition was officiated by Alan Jarvis under patronage of Senator Allister Grosart and noted expert on Ojibway art and anthropology Selwyn Dewdney. ~ All paintings were sold out at the opening night for public on September 14, 1962. Total value of the art sold was $4,320.00 (minimum wage in 1962 was $1.15/hr).-

>>> Reference post:
- Paintings from Norval Morrisseau's first public exhibition at The Pollock Gallery (Part I) &,
- Paintings from Norval Morrisseau's first public exhibition at The Pollock Gallery (Part II).

* Blog Master is thanking a collector for the submission of an authentic image of an original painting by Norval Morrisseau with respects to the owner and his or her decision to remain anonymous: "Onaman Legend", oil on paper, 22"x15", © 1962 Norval Morrisseau /Private Collection/

1 comment:

Turtlette said...

Blessings to you Spirit Walker for showcasing Norval Morriseau’s creation of the Sacred Beaver connecting Spirit to shocked Beaver to Mother Earth for the world to witness.