Gallery owner and artist, Jack Pollock, dropped into KRG back in 1992 after leading one of his art walks—it would be his last visit. He told Don Robinson that he was glad that KRG represented Morrisseau at this stage in the artist's life. In an excerpt from Pollock's memoir titled Dear M, Jack recalls the first time he met Norval, "As I walked in, [Morrisseau] scared the sh*t out of me because he started chanting and banging a drum. He was having fun, really having me on ... But then he went over to the table and picked up a brush and did this magnificent painting ... I got goosebumps. I knew he was a genius." Courtesy McClelland & Stewart. Jack Pollock is pictured seated inside KRG viewing Morrisseau's mighty Thunderbird painting.
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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