Norval Morrisseau (1931 – 2007), known as the "Picasso of the North", was an important aboriginal Canadian artist who was born in 1931 on the Sand Point Ojibway reserve near Beardmore, Ontario & died in Toronto in 2007. He was renamed “Copper Thunderbird” at age 19 by a medicine woman after he was very sick & has signed his art works with this new name since.
For more info & links about his life & works see intro text. Norval is by far my favorite Canadian native artists ;o)
Shumiatcher Art Collection, part 2 of 2, other art in the exhibit October 13th 2015 This album, part 2 of my McKenzie Art Gallery/Shumiatcher series, features other art pieces (other than Inuit), in the Shumiatcher collection exhibition, most of which shows their love of Canadian & Saskatchewan aboriginal art & their support of these artists. Also included are some photos of the exterior & atrium of the beautiful TC Douglas Building (1979) which is home to the gallery. The buildi ... read more
North America » Canada » Saskatchewan » Regina A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the sou... ... read more