Artist: Brian Marion
Dimensions: 22'' x 30''
Bidding on this artwork will take place at the Live Auction event, Friday, April 14. Tickets available at the link at dvsa.ca. Absentee bids can also be placed in advance – request a form at the school office or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited phone bidding options also available.
This painting, which portrays a mother and child is a dedication by Brian to all of the First Nations women and their children. Brian had a deep admiration and respect to the mothers from all of the various Clans across this great land for their dedication to family. Brian understood the hardships all First Nations people suffer from, women in particular. Women are often depicted in Brian's works and are always shown in a delicate and loving form. Brian was all about peace, love and harmony, which is evident in his entire body of work.
Brian's introduction to the art world began unexpectedly in 1975, when he stole Norval Morrisseau's TV from his front porch and attempted to sell it back to him. Instead of anger, Morrisseau invited Brian to come in and look at his paintings. Brian instantly fell in love with the art and its legends, and thus began a well-documented internship, which lasted 11 years, and a lifelong friendship that lasted until Norval's passing in 2007.
At the time of Brian's unexpected passing in 2011, he was considered to be a true master of Woodland art movement, and the only recognized apprentice to the original creator and founding member of the Indian group of 7, Norval Morrisseau.
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