It's a sad day for us. One of Canada's greatest artists ever, Norval Morrisseau, has died.
Morrisseau, also known as Copper Thunderbird, was an Ojibwa from Thunder Bay. He was raised by his grandfather who introduced him to Ojibwa shamanism and told him the stories and legends passed down among the Ojibwa people. His works depict those legends, as well as the cultural and political tensions between Aboriginal Canadian and European traditions, his existential struggles, and his deep spirituality and mysticism. In 1989 he was the only Canadian Painter to be invited to participate in the "Magicians Of The Earth" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, France. He founded the Woodlands School of Canadian Art.
"As The Artist Sees Himself", Norval Morrisseau 1992