For Our Children: Paintings by Peter Shostak [Signed]

By: Shostak, Peter; W.D. Valgardson, intro.

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, brown cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 31 by 28.5 cm, 174 [2] pp., heavily illus. in color. The hardcover is near fine; jacket is very good with some light scuffing and a small corner tear on the rear panel. Signed by Shostak on the half-title page. From the jacket flap: “For Our Children is a commemoration of early Ukrainian pioneer settlement in Western Canada. Well-known a Canadian artist, Peter Shostak, has devoted almost five years of painting to visually depict the experiences of these hardy people. The artist’s Ukrainian heritage has led him from theme to theme as he tells the story of rural life in Canada between 1891 and 1918. Although the entire series of paintings is based upon Ukrainian settlers, thew experiences were common to all ethnic groups who homesteaded in Western Canada. Some of the illustrated themes in the book include: initial reaction of immigrants to life in Canada, traveling to the homestead, building the first shelter, living off the land, building a school, coping with illness and quarantine, and assimilation. The text for this publication has been selected primarily from previously published firsthand accounts related by the pioneers themselves. Canadian fiction writer W.D. Valgardson, who stories and plays often have Ukrainian Canadians either as major or minor characters, has written an insightful introduction.”

Title: For Our Children: Paintings by Peter Shostak [Signed]

Author Name: Shostak, Peter; W.D. Valgardson, intro.

Categories: Art,

Edition: fIRST eDITION

Publisher: Victoria, B.C., Yalenka Books: 1991

ISBN Number: 0969118031

ISBN Number 13: 9780969118039

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2904