Artwork by Norval Morrisseau,  Shaman Vision Series One

Norval Morrisseau
Shaman Vision Series One

set of six colour serigraphs
- “Astral Children Community”;
- “Vision to its Soul”;
- “A Child in Astral Plain”;
- “This Is The Way It Is”;
- “Native Unity”;
- “Fish Unity in Cosmic Sea”;

each signed, titled and numbered “20/195” in the lower margin; each unframed and housed in the original portfolio case
19 x 24 ins ( 48.3 x 61 cms ) ( each sheet )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00

Price Realized $3,360.00
Sale date: January 23rd 2024

Alvo Canadian Art, Toronto
Private Collection, British Columbia

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Norval Morrisseau
(1931 - 2007) RCA, Order of Canada

Born in 1931 at Sandy Point Reserve, Ontario, Morrisseau was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts since 1970. Norval Morrisseau was the celebrated founder of the Woodland School, which revitalized Anishnabe iconography, traditionally incised on rocks and Midewiwin birchbark scrolls. A self-taught painter, printmaker, and illustrator, Morrisseau created an innovative vocabulary which was initially criticized in the Native community for its disclosure of traditional spiritual knowledge. His colourful, figurative images delineated with heavy black form lines and x-ray articulations, were characteristically signed with the syllabic spelling of Copper Thunderbird, the name Morrisseau’s grandfather gave him. Morrisseau completed many commissions during his career including the mural for the Indians of Canada Pavilion at Expo 67. He was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1978 and, in 1980, received honourary doctorates from both McGill and McMaster universities. In 1995 Morrisseau was honoured by the Assembly of First Nations.