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By Armand Garnet Ruffo

Norval Morrisseau (1932–2007), Ojibway shaman-artist, drew his first sketches at age six within the sand at the shorelines of Lake Nipigon. through the top of his tumultuous lifestyles, the prolific self-taught artist used to be sought through creditors and imitated via forgers. Critics, artwork historians and curators alike ponder him essentially the most cutting edge artists of the 20th century. Norval Morrisseau: guy turning into Thunderbird is an leading edge and wealthy biography of this charismatic and determine. Drawing upon years of intensive learn, together with interviews with Morrisseau himself, Armand Ruffo conjures up the artist’s existence from early life to dying, in all its vibrant triumphs and tragedies. Ruffo attracts upon his personal Ojibway historical past and studies to supply perception into Morrisseau’s lifestyles and iconography from an Ojibway standpoint. desirable and readable, it is a brilliantly artistic evocation of the artwork and lifetime of Norval Morrisseau, a existence indelibly tied to art.

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