Sunday, May 24, 2009

My art speaks...

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"Norval Morrisseau Collage" - compiled by Spirit Walker
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"My art speaks and will continue to speak, transcending barriers of nationality, language and other forces that may be divisive, fortifying the greatness of the spirit that has always been the foundation of the Ojibwa people." /English/

"Mon art parle et continuera de parler, franchissant les frontières de nationalités, de langues et autre forces pouvant créer des divisions, enrichissant la grandeur de l'esprit qui a toujours été le fondement du peuple d'Ojibwa." /French/

"Moja umjetnost govori i nataviti će govoriti, prevazilazeći prepreke nacionalnosti, jezika i ostalih sila koje mogu da razdvajaju, utvrđujući veličinu duha koji je oduvijek bio temelj Ojibwa naroda." /Croatian/-

"Mijn kunst spreekt en zal blijven spreken, grens overstijgend in nationaliteit, taal en andere krachten die kunnen leiden tot verdeeldheid, versterken de grootsheid van de geest, dat altijd de basis is geweest van het Ojibwa volk." /Dutch/-

"Mi arte habla y conituará hablando, trascendiendo las barreras de nacionalidad, lenguaje y otras fuerzas que pudiesen ser divisivas, fortificando la grandeza del espíritu que siempre ha sido la base de la gente de Ojibwa." /Spanish/-

"A művészetem beszél és tovább beszél miközben túlszárnyalja olyan nemzetiségnek, nyelvnek és másik erőknek az akadályait, amik megosztóak lehetnek miközben megerősítik annak a szellemnek a nagyságát, ami mindig az Ojibwa nép alapja volt." /Hungarian/-

"我用艺术的语言讲话,而且我将一如既往的这样讲,超越国籍,语言和其他分裂势力的障碍,加强印第安人固有的伟大精神." /Chinese/-

"Min konst vill överbrygga nationella, språkliga och andra hinder. Den vill befästa den andliga styrka somalltid präglat Ojibwa-folket." -- /Swedish/ -

"Ang akin sining ay magpapatuloy, di natatakdaan nag anumang balakid nang lahi, wika o anumang lakas. Ito ay magbigay ng spiritong kalakasan na magpakalayman na nasa puso ng mga Ojibwa."--/Tagalog/-

Norval Morrisseau
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Note: Send tanslations in other laguages of Mother Earth for the above stated Norval Morrisseau's quote to: spiritwalker2008@gmail.com. Meegwetch, SW

Thunderbirds of Norval Morrisseau (Part XVII)

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"Tormented Thunderbird", © 1973 Norval Morrisseau
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"Personally I am not thinking about myself truthfully in this present year but years ahead when I am death for the children of mine and the generations of my people to feel proud of the art heritage of the Ojibway and every nationality is proud of its culture."
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*The painting in this posting: "Tormented Thunderbird", 32"x47", © 1973 Norval Morrisseau . Image of this painting can be found on page 91 in "The Art of Norval Morrisseau" /Sinclair, Lister, Jack Pollock, and Norval Morrisseau/ -Toronto, Ontario: Methuen, 1979; ISBN: 0-458-93820-3/

Thunderbirds of Norval Morrisseau (Part XVI)

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"Warrior with Thunderbirds", © 1973 Norval Morrisseau
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"I transmit astral plane harmonies through my brushes into the physical plane. These otherworld colours are reflected in the alphabet of nature, a grammar in which the symbols are plants, animals, birds, fishes, earth and sky. I am merely a channel for the spirit to utilize, and it is needed by a spirit starved society."
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>>> Reference post:
- THE HELEN E. BAND COLLECTION
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*The painting in this posting: "Warrior with Thunderbirds", 47 1/2"x47", © 1973 Norval Morrisseau . Image of this painting can be found on page 93 in "The Art of Norval Morrisseau" ; Sinclair, Lister, Jack Pollock, and Norval Morrisseau; Toronto, Ontario: Methuen, 1979; ISBN: 0-458-93820-3; /The "Helen E. Band Collection" of the Thunder Bay art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario, CANADA/

Sacred World of Norval Morrisseau (Part XVIII)

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© 1970s Norval Morrisseau
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"I don't wish my work to be exploited, but to be properly used as an art form in its proper place where for the generations of the great Ojibway people it can be seen in the future, as well as be appreciated by all our white brothers."
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* The painting in this posting: "Title not known", © c. 197os Norval Morrisseau /Private Collection/

The Rebirth of Norval Morrisseau

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"Untitled", diptych - 28"x22" ea., © 1970s Norval Morrisseau
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"This painting is beleived to represent Norval Morrisseau's rebirth after an illness when he was named Copper Thunderbird."
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* - present owner of the Wahsa Gallery in Winnipeg, Manitoba and at one time a reporter with the Winnipeg Free Press who coined the phrase "Indian Group of Seven"
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~ The image in this posting: "Untitled", diptych - 28"x22" ea., © 1970s Norval Morrisseau /Private Collection/

Thunderbirds of Norval Morrisseau (Part XV)

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"Thunderbirds in Place of Power", © 1978 Norval Morrisseau
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"My idea is, why I draw them, see, there's lots of stories that are told in Ojibway but that wasn't enough for me. I wanted to draw them - that's from my own self - my own idea what they look like."
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* The image in this posting: "Thunderbirds in Place of Power", 35"x39", © 1978 Norval Morrisseau /Provenance: formerly owned by Michael C. Williams and donated to UVic as part of his estate; Michael C. Williams Collection - now part of the MALTWOOD Art Museum & Gallery Collection/

Sacred World of Norval Morrisseau (Part XVII)

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© 1970s Norval Morrisseau
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"My art speaks and will continue to speak, transcending barriers of nationality, language and other forces that may be divisive, fortifying the greatness of the spirit that has always been the foundation of the Ojibwa people."
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* The painting in this posting: "Title not known", © c. 1970s Norval Morrisseau /Private Collection/

Thunderbirds of Norval Morrisseau (Part XIV)

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"Thunderbird in Place of Power", 7-10, © 1977 Norval Morrisseau
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"It is our Ojibwa tradition to recall our history or obtain our history in an oral manner. It is important for our children and others to benefit through the process of continuing to recall and make history."
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* The painting in this posting: "Thunderbird in Place of Power", 7-10, 28"x29", © 1977 Norval Morrisseau /Private Collection/

Sacred World of Norval Morrisseau (Part XVI)

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© 1979 Norval Morrisseau
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"I’ve been looking for books all my life – books about American Indians. Anything that I could find that was civil and worthwhile besides what my Grandfather was telling me about the Iroquois and others. There isn’t very much written about Natives in the art and history books we read today. The only thing that was written was about the Iroquois slaughtering the Jesuits somewhere and Sitting Bull and his followers being chased out of Canada."
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* The painting in this posting: "Title not legible", 32"x35", © 1979 Norval Morrisseau /Private Collection/

Saturday, May 23, 2009

"Circle of Four", © 1978 Norval Morrisseau

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>>> An authentic Norval Morrisseau painting at the Senate of Canada. Relocated from the 'Aboriginal Peoples Committee Room' to the private office of Mr. Charles Robert - a Principal Clerk at the 'Chamber Operations and Procedure Office' in the Senate of Canada.


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"Circle of Four", Acrylic on canvas, © 1978 Norval Morrisseau
~ Signed (initalled), dated, copyrighted and titled on the reverse side ~
/Click on image to view it as posted on the Senate of Canada website/


"This work 'Circle of Four' refers to the circle as a symbol of the world and its forces. The number four is sacred for Aboriginal peoples, recalling the four ages in life, the four directions and the four seasons. It also evokes the intimate union among the inseparable elements of the harmonious universe - water, air, earth and fire - of which Aboriginal peoples are the servants and guardians."-

* This piece of art by Norval Morrisseau 'Circle of Four' was one of the 28 paintings donated (2004-2005) to the Canadiana Fund which loaned of the works of Aboriginal art hanging in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee Room in Parliament’s Centre Bloc. They were donated to the Canadiana Fund by the Honourable Serge Joyal, Senator, P.C., O.C. (click HERE & go to >>> 'Biography' >>> 'Heritage').

> Established in 1990, the Canadiana Fund enhances Canada’s seven official residences, as well as the Parliament Buildings, through donations and loans of historical furnishings, paintings and objets d’art.

Note: As per telephone conversation (05/21/2009) with Mr. Tõnu Onu who is also a Clerk of the Senate of Canada confirmed to me that 'Aboriginal Peoples Committee Room' does not look as presented in current picture at Senate's website (click HERE) and that completely new art collection have been presented on the room's walls which proved Norval Morrisseau painting being digitally removed from the original image by the webmaster rather than taking a brand new photograph to present current situation of the room in question (click HERE & HERE for 'before' & 'after' versions of a digital photograph of the Aboriginal Peoples Committee Room presented at Senate's website).

>>> Here is a list of the galleries that have been selling authentic Norval Morrisseau paintings of the same painting style as the painting 'Circle of Four' (1978) currently located at the Senate of Canada:

/a list in random order/

Galleries of Avalon (eBay)
Seventh Generation Gallery
Old Downtown Gallery
Qualicum Frameworks Gallery
Northwind Art Gallery
Whetung GalleryBearclaw Gallery
Maslak McLeod Gallery
Woodland Art Gallery
Gallery DeBoer
Bockley GalleryArtworld of Sherway
Ahnisnabae Art Gallery
Gallery on the Lake
Gallery Calligrammes
G.A.H enterprises
Wah-sa Gallery
Gallery 260
Arctic Fine Arts
Micah Gallery
Artcube Gallery
Bay of Spirits Gallery
Black Sheep Gallery
Woodland Gallery
Turtle Island Gallery
Redkettle Art & Collectibles
Northern Art Impressions Gallery
The Four Directions Native Art and Crafts Gallery

/I apologize if I omitted any of the galleries that should have been included on this list/-

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* The painting in this posting: "Circle of Four", © 1978 Norval Morrisseau currently located in the private office of Mr. Charles Robert - a Principal Clerk at the 'Chamber Operations and Procedure Office' in the Senate of Canada that can also be found at The Parliament of Canada Web Site
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Monday, May 18, 2009

Victoria Day 2009

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"Victoria and Family", © 1978 Norval Morrisseau
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In Canada, the celebration of Victoria Day occurs every year on Monday, prior to May 25th. It is the official celebration in Canada of the birthdays of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. Victoria Day was established as a holiday in Canada West (Now Ontario) in 1845, and became a national holiday in 1901. Before Victoria Day became a national Holiday, people had celebrated Empire Day , beginning in the 1890s as Victoria approached her Diamond jubilee in 1897. Victoria, queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and empress of India was born on 24 May 1819. She ascended the throne after the death of her uncle George IV in 1837 when she was only 18. She ruled until her death in 1901 when her son Edward the VII became king of England.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Action of Deception by KRG (Part I)

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The following statement is from KRG's blog dated August, 10th, 2008. This proves their many years of deception which started with a 'National Post' article: "Morrisseau fakes alleged" dated May 18th, 2001 launched by Donald Robinson of the Kinsman Robinson Galleries in his efforts to corner the Norval Morrisseau Art Market through slander and smear campaigns:

"We created our blog, after Norval Morrisseau passed away, so that collectors and buyers alike could have access to reliable information and to present the truth about the proliferation of Morrisseau forgeries which have flooded the marketplace. KRG will continue to deal with everyone with absolute integrity. We will provide up-to-date and accurate information to the best of our knowledge and ability. We're committed to this mission."

~ click HERE to view screen capture of their statement from their blog genuinemorrisseau.blogspot.com (blog deleted on June 26, 2009 & reinstated on August 06, 2009 but this time open to invited readers only!?).

>>> The following are recently deleted posts from the KRG's blog.

1. 'Will the real SpiritWalker please stand up?' - originally posted 05/07/2008 (click HERE to view screen capture of the original post with all pertaining comments)

>>> Reference posts from the NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG:

- The real Spirit Walker is standing up!,
- Weekend of Awakening /Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Exposed/
- Others about NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG (Part I),
- Robert Lavack's Open Letter to Spirit Walker...,
- Open Letter to the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society,
- Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy & Art Market Competition,
- Manipulative Nature of Gabor Vadas (Part I), - Blog Master's Public Address V,
- Blog Master's Public Address VI,
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Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part I),
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Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part II),
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Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part III),
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Morrisseau History Detective Stories (Part IV),
- Understanding Art of Norval Morrisseau (Part I),
- Understanding Art of Norval Morrisseau (Part II),
- Understanding Art of Norval Morrisseau (Part III),
- Understanding Art of Norval Morrisseau (Part IV),
- Understanding Art of Norval Morrisseau (Part V),
- Norval Morrisseau Comparison Report (Part I) /Separated at Birth?/,
- Norval Morrisseau Comparison Report (Part I) /Revisited/,
- Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part I),
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Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part II),
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Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part III),
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Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part IV),
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Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part V),
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Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part VI),
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Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part VII),
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Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part VIII),
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Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part IX),
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Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part X),
- Thunder Bay's Norval Morrisseau vs. Jack Pollock's Norval Morrisseau (Part I) &
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2. 'Fighting smears: Auction canvases' - originally posted 08/28/2008 (click HERE to view screen capture of the original post - no comments were placed)

>>> Reference posts from the NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG:

- David Voss about Donald Robinson,
- Justice for Norval Morrisseau (Part I),
- www_NorvalMorrisseauLawsuit_com (Part I),
- www_NorvalMorrisseauLawsuit_com (Part II),
- www_NorvalMorrisseauLawsuit_com (Part III),
- www_NorvalMorrisseauLawsuit_com (Part IV),
- www_NorvalMorrisseauLawsuit_com (Part V),
- www_NorvalMorrisseauLawsuit_com (Part VI),
- www_NorvalMorrisseauLawsuit_com (Part VII),
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www_NorvalMorrisseauLegalDefenceFund_com &
~ "The Writing On The Wall... Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Exposed" ~.

3. 'Christian Morrisseau recounts how his father signed false COAs' - originally posted 03/02/2009 (click HERE to view the original post with all pertaining comments )

>>> Reference posts from the NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG:

- Norval Morrisseau's Certificate of Authenticity (Part I),
- Norval Morrisseau's Certificate of Authenticity (Part II),
- Norval Morrisseau's Certificate of Authenticity (Part III),
- Norval Morrisseau's Certificate of Authenticity (Part IV),
- Norval Morrisseau's Certificate of Authenticity (Part V),
- Norval Morrisseau's Certificate of Authenticity (Part VI),
- Justice for Norval Morrisseau Found,
- Sacred Medicine Wheel /Forensic Report/,
- Sacred Medicine Bear /Forensic Report/,
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part I),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part II),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part III),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part IV),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part V),
- Norval Morrisseau Signature Study (Part VI),
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Notes for the post No. 3: These legally binding 'Certificates of Authenticity' were signed and thumbprinted by Norval Morrisseau as he personally handled and inspected the 'front and reverse' of these canvases for his identifying marks. Signing of the certificates were eyewitnessed during their presentation to Norval Morrisseau by Mr. William (Bill) Wallace, his sons Christian and Eugene Morrisseau, and at a later date attested by David Morrisseau as well.

Also, I quote a closing statement by lawyer Richard H.Baker (dated 01/09/2008 Re: Moniz v. CTV Globemedia Publishing Inc.) in his letter from the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society /NMHS/ (click HERE): "The Society has no reason to believe that Mr. Morrisseau was at any time incompetent". -

As per Endnote No. 1 of this post (click HERE) it states that: "During this trip to Thunder Bay in 2002, Norval Morrisseau was not under the care of, nor was he advised by, KRG and Don Robinson or Gabe Vadas. Rather, he was acting of his own accord under the care of his relatives."

"If Norval Morrisseau was not at any time incompetent as per the above statement from the NMHS it is clear that the 'Cerificates of Authenticity' signed and thumbprinted by Norval Morrisseau are admissable in a Court of Law as valid proof of authenticity and provenance... CASE CLOSED".

Ugo Matulić a.k.a. Spirit Walker
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* - Kinsman Robinson Galleries /Principal Morrisseau dealer - Representing Norval Morrisseau (1932-2007) and his artwork over the last twenty years./
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Monday, May 11, 2009

Thunderbirds of Norval Morrisseau (Part XIII)

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"Today we wonder and are distracted by the white man's ways that we cannot cope with. Those of us who are lucky have made it. But a lot of us are still behind, by trying to live like our white brothers and their religion, ignoring our great ancestors' culture. If one has an intelligent mind we could live side by side with our ancient ways and same time get us where we should be."
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day 2009




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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Where in the KRG World is Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair?

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A while ago John MacGregor Newman, associate director of Kinsman Robinson Galleries* (KRG) interviewed Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair and three excerpts from that interview had been presented at genuinemorrisseau.blogspot.com and since then they have been deleted by the KRG blog editors (blog deleted on June 26, 2009 & reinstated on August 06, 2009 but this time open to invited readers only and NOW it is active with all content deleted, directing readers to their twitter address at http://twitter.com/KinsmanRobinson).
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- 'In conversation with Ritchie Sinclair' on 09/06/2008 (click HERE for screen capture of the posting and all pertaining comments),
- 'Questionable works' on 10/14/2008 (click HERE for screen capture of the posting and all pertaining comments) &
- 'Apprenticeship v. fraud (revisited)' on 10/28/2008 (click HERE for screen capture of the posting and all pertaining comments).
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One of the reasons for this action on behalf of the Kinsman Robinson Galleries can be found in the posting 'Changing Faces of Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair (Part VII)' exposing Ritchie Sinclair for posting five paintings by Norval Morrisseau as 'Inferior Counterfeit Morrisseau's' on his slanderous website www.morrisseau.com. These five paintings were from the book "Norval Morrisseau: Travels to the House of Invention" (1997) which was copyrighted by Norval Morrisseau and Kinsman Robinson Galleries themselves. KRG has unknowingly sponsored this individual to their detriment.
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* - Kinsman Robinson Galleries /Principal Morrisseau dealer - Representing Norval Morrisseau (1932-2007) and his artwork over the last twenty years./
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