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January Day 2: Postwar & Contemporary Art

Wed, Jan 25, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 526

Norval Morrisseau Mixed Media Thunderbird c. 1969

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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Norval Morrisseau "Copper Thunderbird" (Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek, 1932-2007). Acrylic and tempera on paper painting depicting a blue and yellow thunderbird, ca. 1969. Signed along the lower right.

Ojibwa artist Norval Morrisseau uses a pictograph of his Ojibwa name, Copper Thunderbird, as his signature on all his works. Pictographic style painting, or legend painting, originated from his tempura paintings of ancient myths and legends passed down through the generations from his grandfather. During the 1980s, Norval Morrisseau's art for sale showed a more spiritual side as he studied and applied Ojibwa shamanistic practices in his life. Founder of the Woodland school, artist Norval Morrisseau was the first individual of First Nation ancestry to gain professional recognition in the Canadian art community. Norval Morrisseau's prints are strikingly bold-colored pictographs, and they're reminiscent of other ancient forms of recording history and myth, such as hieroglyphics.

Sight; height: 27 in x width: 20 in. Framed; height: 30 1/4 in x width: 23 1/4 in.


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