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  1. William Kurelek Canadian painter 1927-1977 Teaching Slideshow By R.M. Anderson

  2. 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

  3. He lived on a grain farm during the "dirty thirties". Times were hard. These things are sent to try us

  4. He went to a one room schoolhouse. Ukrainian pioneer #1

  5. William liked to paint prairie landscapes because he had grown up there. Snowdrift fun

  6. 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.

  7. William painted landscapes with acrylic or oil paints on a board. Winter road in Alberta

  8. 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

  9. He would use colored pencils to create texture, and then scratch, scrub or brush the surface for detail.

  10. He finished by adding further details in pen. Building a cord cradle

  11. 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

  12. He liked to work long days and nights when he painted. Breaking the ice for cows in winter

  13. William got a special award called the "Order of Canada" when he was fifty years old. Ukrainian pioneer #4

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Pencil crayons add detail and colour. Ukrainian pioneer #6

  19. Other artists use pencil crayons to show light and colour shades. Knox Gill “The Marbles”

  20. Demonstration of pen and ink techniques

  21. Demonstration of pencil crayon shading