TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2012) -
40-page Colour Catalogue Available
Norval Morrisseau's major dealer and principal gallery is showcasing a 50-year retrospective of Morrisseau's artwork from Sept 15 until Oct 20, 2012. "Norval Morrisseau 2012 Retrospective" features photographs of the revered artist and 46 original works of art in order to celebrate the fifty-year anniversary since Morrisseau burst onto the Canadian art scene.
Norval Morrisseau came to prominence following his first sold-out exhibition at Toronto's Pollock Gallery in 1962. Time Magazine (Sep 28, 1962) reported, "Few exhibits in Canadian history have touched off a greater immediate stir than Morrisseau's." It's a statement that was true half a century ago and still holds true today. Five decades later, Morrisseau's artwork is notable for its kaleidoscopic colour, bold black outlines and sacred imagery. Morrisseau's signature style has cemented the artist as an icon of Canadian art.
Founded in 1980, Kinsman Robinson Galleries (KRG) specializes in Norval Morrisseau art of exceptional calibre and significance. The gallery co-authored two hardcover books along with Norval Morrisseau. KRG has held three catalogued exhibitions since Norval Morrisseau passed away. 2012 Retrospective is one of the biggest Morrisseau exhibitions of recent years featuring both paintings and drawings by the iconic Canadian painter Norval Morrisseau.