Norval Morrisseau (pictured far right) had a show in Thunder Bay on April 4 and 5, 2002 at the Victoriaville Mall. Helping with the exhibition were family members Christian Morriseau (son-pictured left), Eugene Morriseau (son), Christie Kakegamic (granddaughter), Tammy Morriseau (granddaughter), Kyle Morriseau (grandson), and Joshim Kakegamic (grandson). All of the paintings in this "series" have a thumbprint as well as a "Copper Thunderbird" signature. Lots of photos were taken showing Norval Morrisseau surrounded by family members and upwards of 60 paintings. A stack of works on paper were sent to KRG at the time; they were all promptly returned to Thunder Bay. KRG advised the Morrisseau family that the gallery could not market any of these paintings. Twitter | kinsmanrobinson.com
Kinsman Robinson enjoyed a long-standing and close relationship with Norval Morrisseau, C.M., LL.D., D.Litt., RCA, RSC (1931-2007). The gallery welcomed Norval Morrisseau to the stable in 1989 and hosted his comeback exhibition "The Shaman's Return", an event which wowed collectors and critics a year later. Kinsman Robinson's principals possess extensive experience and knowledge of Morrisseau’s art. Kinsman Robinson acted as Norval Morrisseau's primary gallery from 1989 until his death in 2007, so we’re well-versed in Morrisseau’s genuine paintings and their unique qualities. Kinsman Robinson specializes in Norval Morrisseau art of exceptional calibre and significance. Since 2008, Kinsman Robinson has consistently held biennial Norval Morrisseau retrospectives with accompanying full-colour catalogues.
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