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William Kurelek. Canadian painter 1927-1977. Teaching Slideshow By R.M. Anderson. William Kureluk is a famous Canadian artist. He was born in Whitford, 75 miles northeast of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. On March 3, 1927. Breaking land in Alberta.

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william kurelek

William Kurelek

Canadian painter

1927-1977

Teaching Slideshow By R.M. Anderson

william kureluk is a famous canadian artist
William Kureluk is a famous Canadian artist.
  • He was born in Whitford, 75 miles northeast of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

On March 3, 1927.

Breaking land in Alberta

he lived on a grain farm during the dirty thirties times were hard
He lived on a grain farm during the "dirty thirties". Times were hard.

These things are sent to try us

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Green Sunday

  • William was the oldest of seven children. His parents had come from the Ukraine. William went back to the Ukraine to see his dad's old village and paint the people.
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To make a new painting, William would apply acrylic or oil paint on a board, and then outline his images in ballpoint pen.

The Blacking pen

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He would use colored pencils to create texture, and then scratch, scrub or brush the surface for detail.
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Kurelek’s parents were Ukrainian immigrants who lived a very difficult existence after they arrived to Canada. He often painted the hardships of immigrants who were forced to work difficult, laborious jobs.

Polish Lumberjacks

william got a special award called the order of canada when he was fifty years old
William got a special award called the "Order of Canada" when he was fifty years old.

Ukrainian pioneer #4

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William Kurelek believed that art was a gift that came from the heart and the mind. He produced over 2,000 paintings during his lifetime. He died on Nov. 3, 1977 of cancer when he was fifty years old.

Ukrainian pioneer #4

you can see his paintings in these books
You can see his paintings in these books.
  • To My Father's Village
  • A prairie boy's winter
  • A prairie boy's summer
  • Kurelek's Vision of Canada
  • Kureluk Country

Milking Time

links
Links
  • His prints
  • More art
  • http://www.tundrabooks.com/authors/Kurelek_w.html#interview
  • http://www.lochgallery.com/artist.php?artistID=35

Chicken in a bucket

resources to check out
Resources to check out.
  • National Film Board of Canada movie about William Kureluk 1967, 10 min 07 secKurelek.Daly, Tom, Bill Pettigrew, and al, Montreal, Quebec : National Film Board of Canada 1966, 1967.
  • With WK in the Workshop; a Memoir of William Kurelek. Dedora, Brian Stratford, Ont.: Aya Press / Mercury Press, 1989.
  • William Kurelek, the Suffering Genius. Ewanchuk, Michael, Winnipeg: Derksen Printers and M. Ewanchuk Pub., 1996.
  • Kurelek, a Biography. Morley, Patricia. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1987, c1986.
  • Kurelek's Vision of Canada By William Kurelek and Joan Murray.Edmonton, AB: Hurtig Publishers, 1983 80pp.
  • Book review