Bruce Morrisseau: Family Teaching II Matted Print


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Total size with matte: 11" x 14"
Print size: Approximately 5.5" x 8"
Picture 1 - Print
Picture 2 - Matte with black border.
Printed in Canada.

Norval Morrisseau is a legend in his own time. An Ojibway Indian living like a nomad on the northwest shores of Lake Superior, Morrisseau started to paint in 1959, after he received a "vision" telling him to do so. He is the first Indian to break the tribal rules of setting down Indian legends in picture form for the white man to see and the first Indian to actually draw these legends and design representative shapes to illustrate his folklore.

At first he painted on birch bark because that was all he had. He felt he was chosen to set down the great heritage of the Ojibway - to pass on, in some form of documentation, the traditions and life-force of his tribe before it finally disappeared forever.

Morrisseau was the founder of an art "movement" popularly called Woodland Indian Art. He is to the young Ojibway painters and printmakers of Northern Ontarion what Tom Thomson was to the Group of Seven - an artist who follows his own vision, and whom others follow.


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