Norval Morrisseau Unlimited

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2. How to 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 un-confirm) 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 your 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.


8 Responses

  1. Robert Mackidd says:

    Years ago I was in Red Lake Ontario on business. I came across a number of prints for sale in a shop. On talking to the owner he informed me that this was the old sight of a print shop run by native artists: Goyce Kakegamic, Carl Ray and Morrisseau.

    The two prints I have are 1. Joy Riding and 2. Attention. Each run was limited to 79 prints (both of mine are signed and authenticated)and they were either produced in 1979.

    Hope this helps you.

  2. hope says:

    I have a silkscreen print of Norval Morrisseau, the name is “GREAT MOTHER”.
    It is professionally framed and taped to the side is greatgrassland graphics, great mother, date 1975/1976 m/254.
    The paper size is 29 1/4 X 23 3/4
    There is no signiture, unless it is on the back of it. Is this a limited edition print?
    Please advise

    • Frank Kortstee says:

      Dear Hope,

      Based on your given information, it seems you have a ‘open edition’. These are editions with no limited production and therefore not numbered and signed.

      I will make a new information page at my blog soon about ‘open editions’. Can you send me a good image of yours?



  3. Peter says:

    I have a professionally framed signed copy 40/55 of ‘Ravens Speaking An Awareness of Middle Path’. I bought it in Toronto ca. 1986. Earlier provenance is not known.

    • Frank Kortstee says:

      Dear Peter,

      Thanks for you comment and info. This print is verry well known and I posted this print on my blog [click here].

      The source of this print is very reliable and mentioned a edition size of 56. Can you send a close-up photo of your number.

      Furthermore can you send a photo of the print with full paper, including the written title below the numbering and signature?

      Thanks in avdance,


  4. Ellie Johnson says:

    We are in possession of print 51/122 titled “Conversation”, however, the information on this site would indicate that the print should be titled “Communication”. Are we in possession of a fake?


  5. Frank Kortstee says:

    Dear Ellie,

    Thanks for your alertness. You are correct. I have checked it with my sources and it is titled “Conversation”. I will change it directly.

    Thanks again,

  6. Vern Johnston says:

    We have a signed print of Migration/The Great Flood number 1/48. We purchased it a number of years ago from a gallery in Sooke BC. It differs from the one that appears on your website. Do you require more information? I am interested to contribute to the research if we can help.

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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.

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