A Prairie Boy's Winter




      A Prairie Boy's Winter
Text and twenty color paintings depict the rigors and simple pleasures during the stark 1930s. Best Read [ A Prairie Boy's Winter ] Author [ William Kurelek ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

William Kurelek Wasyl , painter and writer, evangelist 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 7 children, he was expected to help run the farm His lack of mechanical aptitude attracted harsh criticism from his father, as did his wish to be an artist He studied at Winnipeg, Toronto and San Miguel, Mexico In England 1952 59 , he sought psychiatric help and was hospitalized for severe emotional problems, depression and eye pain He converted to Roman Catholicism 1957 , credited God with his healing, and began to paint the Passion of Christ according to St Matthew This series of 160 paintings is housed in the Niagara Falls Art Gallery and Museum.Returning to Toronto, he was established by the early 1960s as an important painter, alternating realistic works depicting his prairie roots with didactic series In the 1970s he began to publish his paintings with simple texts His books for children A Prairie Boy s Winter, 1973 Lumberjack, 1974 A Prairie Boy s Summer, 1975 and A Northern Nativity, 1976 have become modern classics His autobiography, Someone With Me 1973, rev ed 1980 , ends with his marriage to Jean Andrews 1962 Kurelek was an outstanding artist with a unique idealistic and pragmatic vision A modern Jeremiah, he painted a coming apocalypse divine justice on a materialistic, secular society.

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  • Paperback
  • 48 pages
  • A Prairie Boy's Winter
  • William Kurelek
  • English
  • 07 April 2018
  • 0395366097

10 thoughts on “ A Prairie Boy's Winter

  1. Manybooks says:

    Famous Canadian visual artist and writer William Kurelek s 1923 1977 A Prairie Boy s Winter is both aesthetically and textually a glowing and engaging homage to and description of winter life on the Canadian prairies in the early part of the 20th century, but indeed, even today, especially in the traditional farming areas of Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, much of what William Kurelek describes as how winter arrived, for months strongly remained and flourished until slowly Famous Canadian visual artist and writer William Kurelek s 1923 1977 A Prairie Boy s Winter is both aesthetically and textually a glowing and engaging homage to and description of winter life on the Canadian prairies in the early part of the 20th century, but indeed, even today, especially in the traditional farming areas of Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, much of what William Kurelek describes as how winter arrived, for months strongly rem...

  2. Joseph Jeffery says:

    Read this aloud to my Grandma who grew up on the prairies in the 30s She felt it was very accurate and reflected a history of her childhood So, in that respect it certainly succeeded in capturing that spirit.

  3. Lobstergirl says:

    Kurelek narrates a typical prairie winter in hardscrabble 1930s Manitoba, where his family owned a dairy farm Twenty of Kurelek s wonderful paintings illustrate the text, from the crows flying south in late fall which reminds me of Van Gogh , to the first crow in a March sky heralding the coming of spring Winter is brutal for everyone, adults, children, and animals Indoors, only the kitchen is kept constantly heated with firewood The barn has no water, so the cows have to be led outside to Kurelek narrates a typical prairie winter in hardscrabble 1930s Manitoba, where his family owned a dairy farm Twenty of Kurelek s wonderful paintings illustrate the text, from the crows flying south in late fall which reminds me of Van Gogh , to the first crow in a March sky heralding the coming of spring Winter is brutal for everyon...

  4. gloriabluestocking says:

    Many short sketches of the author s childhood memories of winter on the prairie, paired with delightful illustrations It captures a way of life gone now, and though I ve never been to the prairies myself, this book gave me a sweet look into something the author loves and knows intimately.

  5. katsok says:

    Beautiful book and pairs perfectly with Twelve Kinds of Ice.

  6. Kevin Summers says:

    Another example of the kind of book that I would have loved as a boy.

  7. Jana says:

    When kids and grownups start to complain about the long, cold winter, this is a good book to share to remind ourselves of how brutal winter on the prairies of Canada during the 1930s could be With engaging text and beautifully painted illustrations, this book describes the hard work and fun game...

  8. Fjóla says:

    Twenty beautiful paintings describe the life of a little boy out on the prairies of Manitoba in the 1930s.

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