Norval Morrisseau is considered one of Canada’s most important artists. He has been emulated by countless artists, yet he alone remains the original. His style is most commonly known as the Woodland school or style.
In 2005 Morrisseau himself created the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society (NMHS) in order to create a catalogue raisonne. All Norval Morrisseau paintings purchased through Steffich Fine Art will be submitted to the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society for inclusion in the catalogue raisonne.
From February 3 to April 30, 2006 the National Gallery of Canada presented a three month retrospective of Norval Morrisseau’s art. This marks the first time in the history of the National Gallery that a native artist has had a solo show. The show was also restaged at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinberg, Ontario, the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico and National Museum of the American Indian, New York City.
In May of 2006 Norval Morrisseau lent our gallery eighteen works of art for an exhibition. None of the canvas’s or ink drawings had ever been shown publicly.