William Kurelek Life & Work by Andrew Kear

The works of William Kurelek are held in public and private collections internationally. Although the following institutions hold the works listed below, they may not always be on view. This list contains only the works held in public collections discussed and illustrated in this book; many other works by Kurelek may be found in public collections across Canada.

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Queen’s University
36 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

William Kurelek, Lest We Repent..., 1964 Oil on pressed board
68.6 x 53.3 cm

American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

William Kurelek, Where Am I? Who Am I? Why Am I?, c. 1953–54 Watercolour on paper
73.6 x 58.5 cm

Art Gallery of Alberta

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

William Kurelek, Glimmering Tapers ’round the Day’s Dead Sanctities, 1970 Mixed media on hardboard
120.5 x 243.3 cm

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

1040 Moss Street
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

William Kurelek, Lumberjack’s Breakfast, 1973 Mixed media on Masonite
58.5 x 80.8 cm

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

William Kurelek, This Is the Nemesis, 1965 Mixed media on Masonite
114.8 x 115.6 cm
William Kurelek, Piotr Jarosz, 1977 Mixed media on Masonite
60.7 x 121.5 cm
William Kurelek, Polish Wedding at Kaszuby, 1977 Mixed media on Masonite
50.5 x 71 cm

Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1-877-225-4246 or 416-979-6648

William Kurelek, Pre-Maze, c. 1953 Watercolour and graphite on paper
25.3 x 37.7 cm
William Kurelek, Behold Man Without God, 1955 Watercolour on paperboard
108.5 x 72.5 cm
William Kurelek, The Bachelor, 1955 Mixed media on hardboard
71.8 x 49.5 cm
William Kurelek, Self-Portrait, 1957 Watercolour, gouache, and ink on paper
47.5 x 38 cm
William Kurelek, The Rock, 1962 Mixed media on hardboard
124.7 x 122.4 cm
William Kurelek, In the Autumn of Life, 1964 Oil on tempered hardboard
59.1 x 120.3 cm
William Kurelek, We Find All Kinds of Excuses, 1964 Oil and graphite on tempered hardboard
121.2 x 182.2 cm
William Kurelek, Reminiscences of Youth, 1968 Mixed media on hardboard
125.1 x 149.5 cm
William Kurelek, Don Valley on a Grey Day, 1972 Mixed media on Masonite
121.9 x 243.8 cm
William Kurelek, The Painter, 1974 Mixed media on hardboard
121.9 x 91.4 cm

Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
Beckenham, Kent, U.K.

William Kurelek, The Maze, 1953 Gouache on board
91 x 121 cm

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Cornell University
114 Central Avenue
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.

William Kurelek, The Maas Maze, 1971 Mixed media on panel
90.8 x 121.3 cm

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Smithsonian Institution
Independence Avenue at 7th Street S.W.
Washington, D.C., U.S.A

William Kurelek, Farm Boy’s Dreams, 1961 Watercolour and ink on board
76.2 x 101.6 cm

London Transport Museum

Covent Garden Piazza
London, U.K.

William Kurelek, Tramlines, 1952 Gouache on board
89 x 104.2 cm

McMaster Museum of Art

1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

William Kurelek, Dinnertime on the Prairies, 1963 Oil on Masonite
44.7 x 72 cm

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

William Kurelek, Lord That I May See, 1955 Watercolour and gouache on cardboard
119.4 x 74.9 cm

National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

William Kurelek, Lumber Camp Sauna, 1961 Watercolour, ink, and graphite on Masonite
41.2 x 46 cm
William Kurelek, Manitoba Party, 1964 Oil on Masonite
121.9 x 152.6 cm
William Kurelek, The Ukrainian Pioneer, 1971, 1976Acrylic, graphite, and coloured pencil (gouache and watercolour?) on Masonite
Each hexaptych 152.5 x 121.5 cm

Niagara Falls Art Gallery and Museum

8058 Oakwood Drive
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

William Kurelek, The Passion of Christ (And So They Reached a Place Called Golgotha …), 1960–63 Gouache on paper
57 x 49.5 cm
William Kurelek, The Passion of Christ (And, While They Were At Table, He Said, Believe Me, One Of You Is To Betray Me), 1960–63 Gouache on paper
57 x 49.5 cm
William Kurelek, The Passion of Christ (Saying As They Did So …), 1960–63 Gouache on paper
57 x 49.5 cm
William Kurelek, All Things Betray Thee Who Betrayest Me, 1970 Mixed media on Masonite
122 x 122 cm

Ontario Jewish Archives

Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Sherman Campus
4600 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

William Kurelek, Yom Kippur, 1975 Mixed media on board
50.8 x 57.2 cm

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

72 Queen Street
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

William Kurelek, Hunter Awaiting Seal at Breathing Hole, 1976 Photographic lithograph
47.9 x 40.6 cm

Ukrainian Museum of Canada

910 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

William Kurelek, Ukrainian Canadian Farm Picnic, 1966 Oil on panel
70.5 x 70.5 cm

Winnipeg Art Gallery

300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

William Kurelek, Zaporozhian Cossacks, 1952 Oil on Masonite
102 x 152 cm
William Kurelek, Despondency, 1963 Oil on Masonite
120.2 x 78.5 cm
William Kurelek, Cross Section of Vinnitsia in the Ukraine, 1939, 1968 Ballpoint pen, ink, house paint, wood, oil, and graphite on Masonite
57.5 x 76 cm
William Kurelek, Behold Man Without God #4, 1973 Oil on board
95.9 x 59.1 cm
William Kurelek, Night and the Winnipeg Flood, 1977 Oil on Masonite
28 x 27.5 cm