About the Artist:

Born in Fort William, Ontario (now Thunder Bay) on March 14, 1931... into the Ojibway Nation, Norval Morrisseau became a legend in his own time... founder of the Woodland School of Art... presented the Order of Canada in 1978... honourary doctorates from McGill and McMaster Universities... major exihibitions in Canada, United States, Germany, and France... he has been called “the Picasso of First Nations artists”.

Norval Morriseau's colourful figurative images are delineated with heavy black lines and X-Ray images. His work is signed with the syllabic spelling of “Copper Thunderbird”, the name bestowed upon Norval, the first grandchild, by his Ojibway grandfather.

This collection of canvas giclées represents in part, a body of his work, acquired directly from the artist during the 1980’s, when Norval resided on the West Coast of Canada.

What is a Giclée Print?

Giclée (French – to squirt) is an exciting new medium for artists because of its unparalleled quality and the desirability of printing-on-demand. Whether producing an original, enhancing an image or reproducing original art, the Giclee process will render an image of exceptional clarity.

Giclée prints are widely accepted at museums and galleries. Many museums in the United States have either mounted exhibitions of Giclée prints or purchased prints for their permanent collections. These include: the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and the Guggenheim (New York).

The Norval Morrisseau limited edition giclées are produced on 100% cotton canvas, the stretchers are of top grade maple hardwood and the inks are archival pigments. Many of the Morrisseau editions are “hand embellished”. This makes each piece truly unique and more rare due to the extensive handwork used to accentuate their colors. All of this is done to ensure an investment grade piece of artwork.


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