Norval Morrisseau (1932-)
Founder of Woodland Art
Born in 1932 on Sand Point Reserve near Beardmore, Norval Morriseau is the founder of Woodland or what is sometimes called Legend or Medicine painting. His work has been influential on Ojibway and Cree artisits such as Black Debassige, Tom Chee Chee, and Leland Bell.
Mr. Morriseau has received international acclaim as an Aboriginal artist and is a recipient of the Order of Canada
Ewald Rentz (1908-1995)
Born in Beardmore, the works of Ewald Rentz are highly sought after and found in a number of private and public collections. His sculptures were based on natural objects that contain stylistic elements and influences that lend shape to various objects-people, animals, and birds. One of Rentz’s most famous pieces “Phyllis Diller”was a humorous painted wooden rendition of one of Hollywood’s famed entertainers.