Norval Morrisseau “Thunderbird”

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“Canada’s Picasso of the North and the Grandfather of Canadian Native Art”

  • 1932-2007 // Self-taught Indigenous Canadian artist, painter, printmaker and illustrator
  • Anishnaabe is a group of indigenous peoples that reside in what is now Canada & USA
  • His Ojibwa (oh-jib-way) name means Copper Thunderbird
  • He originated the pictographic style, also known as “legend painting”, “x-ray art” or “rock paintings”.
  • In 1962 at the Pollock Gallery in Toronto, Morrisseau was the first artist of First Nations ancestry to break through the Canadian professional white-art barrier
  • The Native Thunderbird Symbol represents power, protection, and strength
  • More about the artist:

Paint & Tools Kit: $11.75

White Large Brush
Warm Yellow 5 pc Brush Set
Red Oxide Chalk
Cool Blue
Warm Red

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