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About Lauren Gowler

Lauren Gowler is a Canadian legal scholar with interests in art law, cultural heritage, museum ethics and international law. She is currently pursuing an LL.M. in Art Business and Law with Queen Mary University of London and the IAL. Lauren presented on this topic at the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art Conference in Amelia, Italy from 21- 22 June 2024.

New Guilty Plea in the “Norval Morrisseau” Forgery Ring Scheme

Posted on: July 8, 2024 by Lauren Gowler

Norval Morrisseau – also known by his Anishinaabe name “Copper Thunderbird” – left a lasting mark on contemporary Indigenous art in Canada with his vibrant and spiritually charged paintings. Active between the 1960s and 2000s, Norval Morrisseau achieved recognition through his distinctive Woodland-style art, exhibiting in galleries around the globe. However, amidst this remarkable legacy, […]