Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird by Armand Garnet Ruffo
8vo. pp. 312. black & white illustrations. index. boards. printed wrappers. [Madeira Park, B.C.]: Douglas & McIntyre, .
ISBN-10: 1771620463 / ISBN-13: 9781771620468
Norval Morrisseau (1932–2007), Ojibway shaman-artist, drew his first sketches at age six in the sand on the shores of Lake Nipigon, and his first paintings were in cheap watercolour on birch bark and moose hide. By the end of his tumultuous life, the prolific self-taught artist was sought by collectors, imitated by forgers and received the Order of Canada among other accolades. Critics, art historians and curators alike consider him one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century and arguably Canada’s greatest painter.