Norval Morrisseau Unlimited

Catalogue Raisonné For The Limited Editions ——————– The Scientific Blog Project ———————————————–

1. About the project & Mission

For all the original paintings and drawings, the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society (NMHS) has accepted the task (in 2005) to work on a catalogue raisonné, documenting every known work created by the artist. The large amount of – unrecorded – Norval Morrisseau’s originals will understandably lead to years of research and investigation by the NMHS.

Documenting the original signed limited edition silkscreens/serigraphs and lithographs are not part of their mission. Therefore this project will deal with all original signed limited editions, with the mission statement as written below.

If you own a Norval Morrisseau painting and would like to document it, contact the NMHS, contact the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society at

If you own a piece of a Norval Morrisseau limited edition, you can contribute in this blog research project.

Mission Statement
This project has the mission to document all original signed limited editions of Norval Morrisseau. Norval Morrisseau Unlimited uses an on-line blog for the following reasons:
– to stimulate owners of a piece, to contribute with factual information;
– to support the art market as soon as possible, not out waiting the finalization of the project.

Contribute to the research!
If you have a limited edition of Norval Morrisseau, you can help to add factual information, which are still missing in the on-line Catalogue Raisonné. Search for the edition, in which you own a piece, in the “list (so far)”, look at the information and:
– confirm (or unconfirm) the written information (the more confirmations, the more reliable the information);
– send the unknown information.

Contribute by sending your information to or by adding a comment (with the information) to a posting, by clicking on the posting title of your edition.
It does not matter if a posting is old, you can always respond. See the on-line blog as a database, in which information will continuous be added.

All information mentioned are factual registered by one ore more sources. For the codification of the sources and the reliability, see ‘codification’.

The limited editions will be numbered. For the codification of the numbering, see ‘codification‘.

For the first year, after the launch of this project, regular there will be new posting of a known limited edition.

Blog master’s personal note
I am really fond of limited editions and I love the art of Norval Morrisseau. The combination is magical, to me.
I discovered his art in the beginning of 2000 and it was the start of a special journey.
During these last 9 years I followed his art and collected almost scientifically al kind of information. This was not as easy as I expected for a well known and respected Canadian artist. However all my collected information of limited editions is the basis of this project “Catalogue Raisonné for the Limited Editions’.

I hope all owners will contribute to finalise this non-comercial project and that everyone will enjoy this site during the project.

Warm regards,

Frank Kortstee, 2009-05-24


One Response

  1. It’s a relief to see that there are people out there – other than the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society and the RCMP – who are determined to unravel the mysteries surrounding the artistic legacy of the late Norval Morrisseau, the artist who has given and still gives me and many other artists and art lovers an enormous amount of joy and inspiration. Since it is done in an almost scientificial manner, far away from the nasty, ugly and hotheaded antagonism that we experience today, I can only applaud this mission wholeheartedly. Chi-miigwech: thank you so much!

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Contribute to the research!

If you have a limited edition of Norval Morrisseau, you can help to a) add factual information, which are still missing in the on-line Catalogue Raisonné or b) confirm (or un-confirm) the already written information. Go to the front page (home) and click on '2. How to contribute to the research' in the 'Information' section.

Codification explaination

Go to the front page (home) and click on '8. Codification' in the 'Information' section.

Know somebody with a Morrisseau limited edition?

Please do notify them of the existance of this Blog.

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