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
Oil on Board  
original
8 x 10 in
PETER  SHOSTAK Late Summer Glacial Melt
Late Summer Glacial Melt
Oil on Panel  
Original
11 x 14 in
PETER  SHOSTAK Playing On The Slough At Our Neighbours Farm
Playing On The Slough At Our Neighbour's Farm
Oil on Panel  
Original
6 x 10 in
PETER  SHOSTAK This Was Our Rec Centre
This Was Our Rec Centre
Oil on Canvas  
Original
6 x 10 in
PETER  SHOSTAK We Are All Getting Tired
We Are All Getting Tired
Oil on Panel  
Original
6 x 8 in
PETER  SHOSTAK You Can Give Me A Good Push
You Can Give Me A Good Push
Oil on Canvas  
Original
11 x 14 in
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