Sunday, July 17, 2011


Catalogue Raisonné For The Limited Editions
/The Scientific Blog Project/

"Cosmic Children 1"
Serigraph, 24"x17.5", Edition of 188, © c. 1982 Norval Morrisseau
Printer: ALVO Canadian Art Inc. 
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About the project & Mission


For all the original paintings and drawings, the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society (NMHS) has accepted the task (in 2005) to work on a catalogue raisonné, documenting every known work created by the artist. The large amount of - unrecorded - Norval Morrisseau’s originals will understandably lead to years of research and investigation by the NMHS.

Documenting the original signed limited edition silkscreens/serigraphs and lithographs are not part of their mission. Therefore this project will deal with all original signed limited editions, with the mission statement as written below.

If you own a Norval Morrisseau painting and would like to document it, contact the NMHS, contact the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society at

If you own a piece of a Norval Morrisseau limited edition, you can contribute in this blog research project.

Mission Statement

This project has the mission to document all original signed limited editions of Norval Morrisseau. Norval Morrisseau Unlimited uses an on-line blog for the following reasons:

- to stimulate owners of a piece, to contribute with factual information;

- to support the art market as soon as possible, not out waiting the finalization of the project.

Contribute to the research! -

If you have a limited edition of Norval Morrisseau, you can help to add factual information, which are still missing in the on-line Catalogue Raisonné. Search for the edition, in which you own a piece, in the “list (so far)”, look at the information and:

- confirm (or unconfirm) the written information (the more confirmations, the more reliable the information);

- send the unknown information.

Contribute by sending your information to or by adding a comment (with the information) to a posting, by clicking on the posting title of your edition. It does not matter if a posting is old, you can always respond. See the on-line blog as a database, in which information will continuous be added.


All information mentioned are factual registered by one ore more sources. For the codification of the sources and the reliability, see ‘codification’.

The limited editions will be numbered. For the codification of the numbering, see ‘codification‘.

For the first year, after the launch of this project, regular there will be new posting of a known limited edition.

Blog master’s personal note

I am really fond of limited editions and I love the art of Norval Morrisseau. The combination is magical, to me. I discovered his art in the beginning of 2000 and it was the start of a special journey.

During these last 9 years I followed his art and collected almost scientifically al kind of information. This was not as easy as I expected for a well known and respected Canadian artist. However all my collected information of limited editions is the basis of this project “Catalogue Raisonné for the Limited Editions’.

I hope all owners will contribute to finalise this non-commercial project and that everyone will enjoy this site during the project.

Warm regards,

Frank Kortstee, 05/24/2009
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* Blog Master's comment: I would like to invite and encourage all of the readers of THE NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG to assist Mr. Frank Kortstee in this important and honourable project! Chi Miigwetch, Spirit Walker.

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