This book is a biography on the life and work of Norval Morriseau, or Copper Thunderbird. Morriseau is an Ojibwe artist who was born and died in Ontario. The biography discusses the ups and downs of his dynamic and infamous life including his struffles with Parkinsons disease. He did his first sketches at the age of 6. His first painting was done on birch bark. Norval had a eminent, yet troubled career, which included bouts with alcoholism that led him to trading art for drinks to the chagrin of his agents. Although there were hardships along the way, he had many successful exhibitions in renowned galleries and received the Order of Canada in 1978.
Written by Armund Garnet Ruffo