William Kurelek R.C.A.

Caught Trespassing at the Quarry (From a Manitoba Memory), 1972

mixed media on board
12.5x6.5 in.

signed lower right, titled and signed to verso

Private collection, directly from artist;
Isaacs Gallery, Toronto;
Private collection, Calgary


William Kurelek (Wasyl), painter and writer, evangelist (b near Whitford, Alta 3 Mar 1927; d at Toronto 3 Nov 1977). Influenced by Bosch and Brueghel and by prairie roots, his UKRAINIAN heritage and Roman Catholicism, Kurelek’s realistic and symbolic paintings record his historic culture and religious vision. The oldest of…