Current Location:
Student Services Building -> 2nd Floor (STU)
Location Notes:
STU; 2nd fl., Suite 200; Across From Room 235

Great Mother

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.23
Artist:
Norval Morrisseau
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Reproduction Print
Dimensions:
Artworks;Frames - Height: 7.75 in;14 in Width: 5.25 in;11 in
Note: Mat Dimensions
Description:
A colorful humanoid figure on a green and red background.
Historical Context:
As an Ojibway living like a nomad on the the northwest shores of Lake Superior, Norval Morrisseau started painting in 1959, after he received a 'vision' telling him to do so. He is the first Indian to break tribal rules and actually draw out legends and design representative shapes to illustrate his folklore. In 1960 he was discovered by Jack Pollock, an art dealer, who bought 42 Morrisseau paintings and sold them all almost instantly. Morrisseau was the founder of an art movement popularly called Woodland Indian Art.