Current Location:
Flat File 01 -> Drawer 1 (FF)
Location Notes:
Print and Drawing Cabinet; Flat File 1, Drawer 1

“Artist's Wife and Daughter” by Norval Morrisseau

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.70
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of 1975 acrylic on masonite painting
Date:
1975
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 9.5 in
Description:
A colorful woman holding a child.
Historical Context:
"As an Ojibway Indian 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." -Canadian Art Prints and Winn Devon Group. This piece was purchased at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection Gallery.