Untitled (Snakes)

about 1970

Object

Artist

Norval Morrisseau, Ojibwa, Anishnaabe, Canadian, 1932-2007
Born: Ontario
Work Locations: Ontario

Culture

Object Info

Object: painting
Currently on view
Object ID: 2010.441

Medium/Technique

acrylic paint on paper board

Credit

Native Arts acquisition fund

More Info

Dimensions

height: 40 in, 101.60 cm; width: 32 in, 81.28 cm; frame height: 46 3/16 in, 117.32 cm; frame width: 38 in, 96.52 cm; frame depth: 1 1/2 in, 3.81 cm

Department

Native Arts

Collection

Native Arts-American Indian

Extended Info

Norval Morrisseau is arguably Canada’s best-known aboriginal artist, with a career that spanned five decades. In the late 1950s he founded a completely new art movement, called the Woodland or Anishnaabe school of painting, which is characterized by its “x-ray” forms of people and animals with heavy black lines surrounding bright, flat fields of color.