First Name: Christian
Last Name: Morrisseau
Full Name: Christian Morrisseau
Date of birth: December 11, 1969
Place of birth: Red Lake, Ontario, Toronto
Community / Heritage: Ojibwe
Art Media: Acrylic, serigraph
Christian Morrisseau is an Ojibwe Canadian artist born in 1969 in Red Lake, Ontario. He is the youngest of seven children born to artist Norval Morrisseau. Norval was the creator of the Woodland Art style; Morrisseau spent many years learning his father’s teachings and began to paint himself in 2002.
Morrisseau teaches the Woodland style to Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in Thunder Bay and communities across Northwestern Ontario. His contributions to the Woodland school come both from continuing his father’s legacy and from providing his own take on the traditions passed down to him.
One of his first paintings was purchased by Robert Nault, then Minister of the Department of Indian Affairs, as a commemoration of the historical treaty signing between the Inuit community and the Government of Canada in 2002.
Morrisseau has created a scholarship award in the name of his son Kyle, who was one of seven students who died while attending school in Thunder Bay between 2000 and 2014.
- 2017: The Gibson Centre for Community, Arts and Culture, Alliston, Ontario, Canada
- 2017: The Kawartha Art Gallery, Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
- 2017: Thompson Landry Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 2010-2012: Christian Morrisseau: New Directions. Aboriginal Voices Gallery
Recent Auction Results
Estimate: 300 — 400
Sold: Mar 2021 — Sold For: $780
Estimate: 450 — 600
Sold: Jan 2021 — Sold For: $1,440
Estimate: 800 — 1,000
Sold: Dec 2020 — Sold For: $2,160
Estimate: 400 — 500
Sold: Dec 2020 — Sold For: $1,200
Estimate: 700 — 900
Sold: Nov 2020 — Sold For: $1,560
Estimate: 200 — 250
Sold: Oct 2020 — Sold For: $540