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Kurelek, William 1927-1977

Overview
Works: 228 works in 619 publications in 11 languages and 8,406 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Biography  Fiction  History  Art  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Illustrated works 
Subject Headings: Painters 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: ND249.K85, 759.11
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Most widely held works about William Kurelek
 
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A northern nativity : Christmas dreams of a prairie boy by William Kurelek( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Great Depression of the 1930's twelve-year-old William has a series of Christmas dreams in which he glimpses, among other visions, the Holy Family as an Eskimo family
A prairie boy's summer by William Kurelek( Book )

37 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in 7 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billedbog i farver med en del tekst om, hvordan tilværelsen formede sig for børn om sommeren på den nordamerikanske prærie i 1930'erne
They sought a new world : the story of European immigration to North America by William Kurelek( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paintings and text describe what immigrants went through to survive in North America
Who has seen the wind by W. O Mitchell( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of a boy from 4 to 12 in a small town on the Saskatchewan prairie
Fox Mykyta by Ivan Franko( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a shy fox is forced to hide in a barrel of blue paint, he uses his new appearance to declare himself tsar over all the forest animals
A prairie boy's winter by William Kurelek( Book )

38 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in 8 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and twenty color paintings depict the rigors and simple pleasures of winter on the prairies during the stark 1930's
Breaking free : the story of William Kurelek by May Cutler( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of William Kurelek, a famous painter, from his childhood in Canada to fighting depression as an adult; accompanied by numerous selections of his artwork. Nominated in the nonfiction category for the 2004/2005 Red Cedar Book Awards (British Columbia's Young Reader's Choice book award) William Kurelek was an internationally acclaimed artist, described by the New York Times as "the North American Brueghel." Kurelek's art was brilliant, but his life was difficult in many ways. Born in Alberta and raised on a Manitoba dairy farm, he suffered abuse at the hands of his father. Critics ignored his early paintings, and Kurelek fought a desperate battle with depression. How did such a tormented man create such a stunning legacy that is enjoyed around the world? May Ebbitt Cutler, who published William Kurelek's award-winning books and knew him as artist and friend, tells the story of a haunted man, and the art that is his legacy
William Kurelek's Huronia mission paintings by Michael M Pomedli( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Kurelek : the messenger by William Kurelek( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout a career that spanned from mid-1950s until his death, William Kurelek (1927-1977) and his art have meant many different things to many people. Widely-known as a painter of innocence and childhood memories whose scenes hearken back to a simpler and timeless past, Kurelek was also a chronicler of the experiences of various cultural groups in Canada, devoting entire series to Ukrainian, Jewish, Polish, Irish, French Canadian, and Inuit peoples. Then there is Kurelek the anguished prophet of a modern apocalypse, his art an indictment of the secular age and a testament to unwavering faith. Few modern artists are so readily accessible, compellingly complex, and so worthy of critical reappraisal. This stunning monograph accompanies the first large-scale survey of William Kurelek in thirty years."--Publisher's description
Lumberjack by William Kurelek( Book )

26 editions published between 1954 and 1989 in 7 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billedbog i farver med en del tekst om skovhuggernes hverdag
Earth, hell, and heaven in the art of William Kurelek by Ilse E Friesen( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurelek's vision of Canada by Joan Murray( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of William Kurelek by I︠U︡riĭ Shevelʹov( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look who's coming : the Wachna story by Mary Paximadis( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Genik family immigrated from the Ukraine of Russia to Stuartburn, Provencher Co., Manitoba, where they and other Ukrainians were joined by Theodosy Wachna, who had immigrated earlier to the coal fields of Pennsylvania, and then immigrated to Canada
O Toronto : paintings and notes by William Kurelek( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ukrainian pioneer by William Kurelek( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O Toronto by William Kurelek( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Kurelek : a Prairie boy's visions by Ramsay Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Kurelek by Winnipeg Art Gallery( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of the Arctic by William Kurelek( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

30 colour plates and 16 black and white drawings, with accompanying text, resulting from the author/artist's trip to Baffin Island to research, paint and write a book portraying the culture of the Inuit
 
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A northern nativity : Christmas dreams of a prairie boy
Alternative Names
Kurelek, Wiliam

Kurelek, William 1927-

Kurylyk, Vasylʹ

Kurylyk, Vasylʹ 1927-1977

William Kurelek

William Kurelek artista canadiense

William Kurelek artista, scrittore e pittore canadese

William Kurelek artiste canadien

William Kurelek Canadees schrijver (1927-1977)

William Kurelek Canadian artist

William Kurelek canadisk skribent

William Kurelek kanadensisk författare

William Kurelek kanadisk skribent

Василь Курилик канадський художник українського походження

Курилик Вільям

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A prairie boy's summerThey sought a new world : the story of European immigration to North AmericaWho has seen the windA prairie boy's winterBreaking free : the story of William KurelekWilliam Kurelek's Huronia mission paintingsWilliam Kurelek : the messengerLumberjackEarth, hell, and heaven in the art of William Kurelek