PETER SHOSTAK

PETER  SHOSTAK

Peter Shostak was born in 1943 and raised on a farm north of Bonnyville, Alberta. His early interest in art inspired him to major in art in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. He began a teaching career as a junior and senior high school teacher in 1965 and taught in Grand Centre and Edson, Alberta before continuing with his post-graduate work at the University of Alberta. In 1969, he obtained a graduate degree in Art Education and then took a teaching position at the University of Victoria. He remained there as Associate Professor of Art Education until 1979, when he decided to leave teaching and pursue a career as a full-time artist.

Much of Shostak’s art reflects his memories of growing up on the prairies during the late forties and fifties. Two best-selling publications When Nights Were Long and Saturday Came But Once a Week reveal some of his personal history.

PETER  SHOSTAK Lookout on the way to Ford Cove Hornby Island
Lookout on the way to Ford Cove Hornby Island
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8 x 10 in
PETER  SHOSTAK Late Summer Glacial Melt
Late Summer Glacial Melt
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11 x 14 in
PETER  SHOSTAK Playing On The Slough At Our Neighbours Farm
Playing On The Slough At Our Neighbour's Farm
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6 x 10 in
PETER  SHOSTAK This Was Our Rec Centre
This Was Our Rec Centre
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6 x 10 in
PETER  SHOSTAK We Are All Getting Tired
We Are All Getting Tired
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6 x 8 in
PETER  SHOSTAK You Can Give Me A Good Push
You Can Give Me A Good Push
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11 x 14 in
PETER  SHOSTAK Just dont break a window
Just don't break a window
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6 x 8 in
PETER  SHOSTAK You dont have to wait for me
You don't have to wait for me
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11 x 14 in
PETER  SHOSTAK Yesterday I Sharpened The Boys Skates
Yesterday I Sharpened The Boys Skates
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9 x 12 in
PETER  SHOSTAK Near The Suspension Bridge on The Cheakamus River
Near The Suspension Bridge on The Cheakamus River
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9 x 12 in
PETER  SHOSTAK At Least Its Not Snowing
At Least It's Not Snowing
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24 x 30 in
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PETER  SHOSTAK Bright Enough to Keep Playing
Bright Enough to Keep Playing
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8 x 16 in
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PETER  SHOSTAK Dad let us use the truck
Dad let us use the truck
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22 x 35 in
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PETER  SHOSTAK How come you made us fall off
How come you made us fall off?
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6 x 8 in
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PETER  SHOSTAK If you are tired then you play goalie
If you are tired, then you play goalie
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30 x 30 in
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PETER  SHOSTAK Is Anyone Else Coming
Is Anyone Else Coming?
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12 x 12 in
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PETER  SHOSTAK My turn to play goalie
My turn to play goalie
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6 x 8 in
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PETER  SHOSTAK Summer Flowers at Whistler
Summer Flowers at Whistler
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9 x 12 in
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PETER  SHOSTAK The Dog Hears Us Coming Home
The Dog Hears Us Coming Home
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6 x 10 in
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PETER  SHOSTAK They Will Be Home When It Get_s Dark
They Will Be Home When It Get's Dark
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8 x 10 in
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PETER  SHOSTAK Time to Trade Teams
Time to Trade Teams
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8 x 10 in
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PETER  SHOSTAK You fell off first
You fell off first
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9 x 12 in
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