Norval H. Morrisseau
Norval H. Morrisseau was a Canadian painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Norval H. Morrisseau's estimated art value is C$50,000 (*)
Norval H. Morrisseau's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$25,000 - C$100,000, or even much higher.
ArtValue.ca has 568 auction art sale records for their acrylic painting results, with prices in the range of C$25,000 to C$100,000.
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions - 183 cms x 122.5 cms (72 ins x 48.25 ins)
Lot for sale by Sothebys Auction House, Toronto
Mon, Nov 28, 2011
Estimate $60,000 - $80,000
Sold for CAD $71,500
acrylic on paper
Lot for sale by Cowley Abbott Auction House, Toronto
Thu, Sep 24, 2020
Estimate $25,000 - $30,000
Sold for CAD $35,400
Cowley Abbott Auction House Biography and Notes
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.