Norval Morrisseau

Painting, Visual Artist

1932 – 2007

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Who was Norval Morrisseau?

Norval Morrisseau, CM, also known as Copper Thunderbird, was an Aboriginal Canadian artist. Known as the "Picasso of the North", Morrisseau created works depicting the legends of his people, the cultural and political tensions between native Canadian and European traditions, his existential struggles, and his deep spirituality and mysticism. His style is characterized by thick black outlines and bright colors. He founded the Woodlands School of Canadian art and was a prominent member of the “Indian Group of Seven”.

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Born
Mar 14, 1932
Greenstone
Also known as
  • Copper Thunderbird
  • Picasso of the North
Ethnicity
  • First Nations
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Lived in
  • Thunder Bay
  • Beardmore, Ontario
  • Greenstone
Died
Dec 4, 2007
Toronto

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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