The Genius and Madness of artist William Kurelek
William Kurelek lived 50 short, but prolific and turbulent years - from 1927 - 1977. He lived with serious mental illness, and spent 7 years in early adulthood in and out of psych wards.
A rare, major retrospective of his powerful paintings is on until September 3, at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, where I toured the exhibit and sat down for a chat with one of the show's 3 curators - Mary Jo Hughes.
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