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Norval Morrisseau was born in Fort William (now Thunder Bay) May 14, 1932. He died in Toronto on December 4, 2007.
“My art speaks and will continue to speak, transcending barriers of nationality, of language and of other forces
that may be divisive, fortifying the greatness of the spirit that has always been the foundation of the Ojibwa people.”
Norval Morrisseau – Travels to the House of Invention
Norval Morrisseau (Copper Thunderbird) was a Grand Shamon of the Ojibwa people.
Founder of the Woodland School of art, heralded as the Picasso of the North, Morrisseau as a single force,
brought his message to all through his art. Honoured with the Order of Canadaand Lifetime Achievement Award
from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation as well as Holder of the Eagle Feather
(the highest honour awarded by the Assembly of First Nations),
Morrisseau has forever changed the face of art.
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