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Morrisseau's paintings over the years have offered a voyage of discovery for many people including gallery owner, Jack Pollock.

"Jack, you have been given credit as the discoverer of Norval Morrisseau. What did you see in Norval that you didn't see in other Canadian art?"

"I saw a sense of purpose, a direction and an inner strength. Looking at it from a painting point of view, I found an incredible sense of design, a power of imagery and a uniqueness. You know, there is a sense of the unique. Obviously, he is one of the few people who has interpreted the legends and myths. But, his images of those demigods, the animal world, the Merman - things of this type were unique to himself, I felt. I felt that I had not seen this before."




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