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Artist of the moment…..Norval Morrisseau

Norval Morrisseau was a Five Nations artist born in Beardmore, Ontario, Canada in the year 1932. His nickname was “Copper Thunderbird.” Marc Chagall named him the Picasso of the North. Picasso and Chagall even attended a Morrisseau exhibition together. Morrisseau was self taught and new he would be an artist from the age of a child.

Founder of the Woodlands School of Canadian Art.

Part of the Anishinaabe clan.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $80,000.

Many times he will sign his works in syllabics writing.

Morrisseau worked in acrylics and was a very active printmaker.

In this clip from the Norval Morrisseau Historical Society we view many of the artists works:

In  this clip we view Norval Morrisseau giving a brief lecture.  He had amazing energy!

Morrisseau passed away in 2007 at the age of 75 years of age.

Norval Morrisseau was the first member of a First Nations clan to have a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Canada.

What a wonderful artist I love his style that s slightly more realistic than other First Nations Tribes.


Artist of the moment…..Matsubara Naoko

Matsubara Naoko is a world renown printmaker born in Tokushima, Japan in the year 1937.

For her collegiate studies the artist studied all over the world. Matubara Naoko earned a bachelors degree from the Kyoto University of the Applied Arts. She then attended Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania earning a MFA. She also studied at the Royal College of Art located in London, England.

She has been part of the teaching faculty at the Pratt Institute.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Her sister is a writer and the two have made collaborative efforts.

Matsubara Naoko was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

Naoko is included in many prominent collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the British Museum located in London, England, and the Chicago Art Institute.

Artist of the moment…..Reg / Robert Davidson

Reg also known as Robert Davidson is a member of the Haida tribe is a magnificent artist who makes sculpture, paints, and even creates jewelry. Reg Davidson was born in the year 1946 in Hydaburg, Alaska. The Haida tribe is located in British Columbia on the Northwest coast of Canada and Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.

Grew up in a small village named Messett where he has lived all of his life. The artist picked up sculpting from his grandfather and father whilst a young child. In this brief clip he talks about his involving his ancestry with his art.

One of the most celebrated artists in all of Canada and has received awards such as the Order of Canada and was even elected the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.

And in this clip we hear from an art director about the work of Reg Davidson.

Among his favorite mediums is argillite. Argillite is a very soft rock that is formed from clay.

His graphic work and print work is a just as amazing as his masks! Though he is a very high caliber artist one can find works ranging from $1,000 to $125,000.

Another great artist website to visit, a link to Reg Davidson’s own website below:

In this clip we visit the artist at his house/ studio and see him in action!

What a remarkably skilled and versatile artist to inspire us all to create something new this weekend!