Both artists exhibited in the South of France during 1969. Herbert T. Schwarz, MD, collector and author, organized Morrisseau's first solo exhibition there at Galerie Saint-Paul. Schwarz also knew Picasso well. Schwarz visited Picasso while promoting Morrisseau and tending to exhibition details.
Four decades later, there remains a strong market for top quality artworks by Norval Morrisseau's hand but collectors are passing up anything that appears second-tier.
Illustrated: Norval Morrisseau accompanied by Donald Robinson—his art dealer for eighteen years—on a visit to the McMichael in 1997. Photographed in front of Norval Morrisseau's painting, Shaman and Disciples (1979). Reproduced in b&w on the dust jacket, Norval Morrisseau: Return To The House of Invention (Key Porter Books, 2005).Twitter | kinsmanrobinson.com