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Norval Morrisseau

 (1932 - 2007)
Norval (Copper Thunderbird) Morrisseau was active/lived in Ontario / Canada.  Norval Morrisseau is known for mod-Indian figurative motif painting and drawing.

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An Objibwa/Chippewa shaman, Norval Morrisseau was one of the first native Canadians to adopt modernist* styles that conveyed traditional aboriginal imagery.  "His style, which became known as Woodland* or Legend painting, evoked ancient etching from birch-bark scrolls and often used X-ray like motifs:  skeletal elements and internal organs visible within the forms of animals and people, and black spirit lines emanating from them."

He used saturated, startling colors described by a curator of the National Gallery of Canada as appearing "to vibrate under the viewer's gaze."  In 2006, the Gallery sponsored a retrospective of Morrisseau's work.  From there, the exhibition moved for a year to the George G   ...  Displaying 750 of 11904 characters.

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ANIMAL UNITY, 1978
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