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Kurelek, William 1927-1977

Overview
Works: 241 works in 606 publications in 5 languages and 8,438 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Pictorial works  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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Most widely held works by William Kurelek
A northern nativity : Christmas dreams of a prairie boy by William Kurelek( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 894 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
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 571 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 )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2010 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 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five tales, including elements of Ukrainian folklore, relate the adventures of the wily Fox Mykyta who relies on his wits to outwit his enemies
Breaking free : the story of William Kurelek by Ebbitt Cutler( Book )

3 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 : 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
William Kurelek's Huronia mission paintings by Michael M Pomedli( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 75 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

A prairie boy's winter by William Kurelek( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and twenty color paintings depict the rigors and simple pleasures during the stark 1930s
Lumberjack by William Kurelek( Book )

15 editions published between 1954 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billedbog i farver med en del tekst om skovhuggernes hverdag
The world of William Kurelek by I︠U︡riĭ Shevelʹov( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 34 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
A prairie boy's winter and summer by William Kurelek( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 28 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
O Toronto : paintings and notes by William Kurelek( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 25 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

Die Krähen nehmen den Sommer mit : eine Kindheit in der Prärie by William Kurelek( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les bûcherons by William Kurelek( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primé à plusieurs reprises comme l'un des meilleurs livres illustrés, cet album décrit les diverses facettes de la vie dans les chantiers canadiens de bûcherons et en illustre les scènes caractéristiques grâce aux fascinants tableaux d'un artiste descendant d'Ukrainiens
O Toronto by William Kurelek( Book )

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

Jewish life in Canada by William Kurelek( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A northern nativity : Christmas dreams of a prairie boy
Alternative Names
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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They sought a new world : the story of European immigration to North AmericaWho has seen the windBreaking free : the story of William KurelekWilliam Kurelek : the messengerWilliam Kurelek's Huronia mission paintingsEarth, hell, and heaven in the art of William KurelekA prairie boy's winterLumberjack