April 6, 2016

Norval Morrisseau: A Complex but Critical Legacy

ACI releases e-book on Norval Morrisseau

Dubbed “Picasso of the North,” Norval Morrisseau achieved a stature that few other Canadian artists have enjoyed. He challenged mainstream views of Indigenous peoples and pioneered a new style of art. Yet with that success came controversies and forgeries that tainted his reputation. To learn more, read ACI’s free online art book Norval Morrisseau: Life & Work by Dr. Carmen Robertson, Lakota-Scottish associate professor of contemporary Indigenous art the University of Regina.

Norval Morrisseau, Artist and Shaman between Two Worlds, 1980, acrylic on canvas, 175 x 282 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.