Artist and His Four Wives – Norval Morrisseau 1975

Artist and His Four Wives
Norval Morrisseau
Acrylic on canvas – 43″x131″, 1975
“The major piece (priced at $6,000) is the Artist and His Four Wives, based on a vision (“clear as a TV picture”) that came to Morrisseau as he agonized over a breakup with his wife, Harriet, mother of his seven children. Rejecting the self-image of a wandering husband, he projected himself as a 16th century brave, surrounded by others willing to fill void in his personal life.”

Jon Anderson
Time Magazine
 August 25, 1975