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 Not Tired Yet
Not Tired Yet
Oil on Canvas  
Original
16 x 20 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
PETER  SHOSTAK Just dont break a window
Just don't break a window
Oil on Panel  
original
6 x 8 in
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