William Kurelek

Collection by Ariel Plath

Ariel Plath
The Boardwalk at Toronto& Beaches by William Kurelek, Canadian artist and writer Canadian Painters, Canadian Artists, William Kurelek, Poem A Day, Art Brut, Lost In Translation, Artwork Images, Paintings I Love, Beach Scenes

A Poem A Day from the George Hail Library ~ Selected by Maria Horvath

“Always be a poet, even in prose.” ~ Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet

William Kurelek, The Maze. As a young man, Kurelek was admitted to the Maudsley Psychiatric Hospital where he was treated for schizophrenia. In the hospital he painted “The Maze,” a depiction of his. Vincent Van Gogh, Leicester, William Kurelek, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Horror Vacui, Recurring Nightmares, Old Hospital, Labyrinth, Psychiatric Hospital


The Maze by William Kurelek. “” In 1952, suffering from clinical depression and emotional problems Kurelek was admitted to the Maudsley Psychiatric Hospital in London. There he was treated for...

 Nancy told me she called it "sweet pea". Canada Landscape, Landscape Art, William Kurelek, Canadian Prairies, Art Gallery Of Ontario, House Painter, Catholic Religion, Canadian Artists, Vincent Van Gogh

Exceptional Minds: The Convergence of Art and Mental Illness in the 21st Century | Art Gallery of Ontario

Some of the world’s greatest artists have been mentally ill – painters like Paterson Ewen, Emily Carr, Adolf Wölfi, Georgia O’Keefe, Henry Darger, William Kurelek, Vincent van Gogh, Lawren Harris and Tom Thomson; musicians including Mozart, Beethoven, Glenn Gould, Sinead O’Connor and Tchaikovsky; and writers like Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Leo Tolstoy. This list is only a sample of the artistic greats from our history that drew some of their energy and inspiration from their illness.

William Kurelek (Canadian, b. 1927 - " The Bachelor “ I love this painting. So Catholic, so cute! Canadian Painters, Canadian Artists, Type Illustration, Illustrations, William Kurelek, Libra, Art Gallery Of Ontario, Art Images, Les Oeuvres

Kurelek's O Toronto

William Kurelek is an interesting case. He had studied as an artist, but his approach to his subject matter came across as quite naive for a 20th century artist and certainly vastly more religiously oriented than most of his contemporaries. He really strikes me as an outsider artist, like Grandma Moses or Howard Finster (perhaps a more apt comparison) but with more training. In terms of the actual look of the art, it is often a mix between Bruegel and Hieronymus Bosch, at least for the more…

William Kurelek, Handel's Messiah at Massey Hall William Kurelek, Canadian Prairies, Canadian Art, Classical Music, Toronto, Auction, Contemporary, Painting, Music

William Kurelek, Handel's Messiah at Massey Hall; Price Realized: $94,400 (Joyner Fall 2011 Auction)