Norval Morrisseau is one of the most original and important artists this country has ever produced. He is also one of Canada's most internationally known artists.
Morrisseau was the first to paint his people's cultural heritage, faithfully handed down by oral tradition. As a result of his work, the Woodland Indian school of art evolved. He is the sole originator of the style. Norval was the first Native artist in the United States as well as Canada to paint in that unique style.