Wiliam Kurelek


William Kurelek (1927-1977) is one of the true heros of Canadian art.

His life story reflects both the immigrant experience and the challenges an artist faces to devote themselves to a life of art making. 

It would be a disservice to compress Kurelek's remarkable and inspiring life into a few lines. Instead we encourage the uninitiated to explore some of his artwork on the National Gallery's website or read a detailed biography of the artist on Wikipedia

This generous drawing and watercolor of a crow is a fine example of Kurelek's aesthetic and affinity for simple things that are rich with meaning. Kurelek frequently referenced his Ukranian heritage in his work. This work is titled "Bopoha" which is Russian for crow.

Kurelek typically created small and intimate characters (whether people or animals) This is an interesting drawing because of the focus and scale. It is a reminder that Kurelek was a sensitive and expert draftsman. 

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Titled by the artist (plus studio stamp)

Watercolor and ink on paper

Canada, circa 1975

14‚ÄĚH 22.5"W (work)

21.5"H 27"W (framed)

Very good condition.

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