Jack – A friend to Norval

“…Norval, with his incredible ability with the formal problems of art (colour-design-space) and his commitment to the world of his people, the great Ojibway, give one the sense of power that only genius provides… It is sufficient to say that in the history of Canadian Painting, few have, and will remain giants. Norval shall.”

Jack Pollock

Norval Morrisseau’s first public exhibition was held at the Pollock Gallery on September 12, 1962 in Toronto, Ontario. ‘Time’ magazine (Canadian edition) commented about the event that “Few ex¬≠hibits in Canadian art history have touched off a greater stir.”