The Bearclaw Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta carries a diverse selection of Canadian First Nations art including traditional Native and Inuit arts and crafts, original paintings and sculpture.

The gallery features works by internationally acclaimed First Nations artists Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Alex Janvier (all of whom are recipients of the Order of Canada), Jane Ash Poitras,  Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, Aaron Paquette, Jason Carter, Linus Woods and many other Canadian native artists and Inuit artists.


Spring Exhibition Schedule

The Bearclaw Gallery is pleased to announce our Spring Exhibition schedule;

Linus Woods Horse Nation March 11 – 23

Norval Morrisseau Morrisseau – Tree of Life: A Collection of Acrylic on Canvas and Paper and Rare Limited Edition Silkscreens April 1-13

Jason Carter The Adventures of the Curious Bear in the Red Canoe April 22- May 4

Jane Ash Poitras & Michael Robinson World In Transition May 6-18

The Spring Gallery Walk will take place April 22-23.


Norval Morrisseau

The Bearclaw Gallery is pleased to present “Tree of Life” A collection of Acrylic and Serigraph Works by Norval Morrisseau from April 1-13th.

“My art speaks and will continue to speak, transcending barriers of nationality, of language and of the forces that may be dismissive, fortifying the greatness of the spirit that has always been the foundation of the Ojibwa people” – Norval Morrisseau

Norval Morrisseau, hailed the “Grandfather of Native Art”, is undeniably the most recognized and influential First Nations artist Canada has ever seen. Acknowledged as the founder of the Woodland School of Art, his genius as a painter defies common classification. Steeped in tribal traditions since early childhood, he was the first to break a sacred taboo of his people by painting images based on the colourful myths and legends handed down to him by his grandfather, a shaman, and other members of the Great Ojibwa.