Artwork by Dusan Kadlec,  Purdy’s Wharf

Dusan Kadlec
Purdy’s Wharf

oil on board
signed lower right; titled on the framing plaque
12 x 15.75 ins ( 30.5 x 40 cms )

Auction Estimate: $1,200.00$800.00 - $1,200.00

Price Realized $3,840.00
Sale date: February 28th 2023

Private Collection, Montreal

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Dusan Kadlec

He arrived in Canada from Czechoslovakia in 1968 and established himself an an artist of importance in Canada. In 1968 he was working in Nova Scotia and had just completed a portrait of Annapolis Valley industrialist John E. Schaffner of Port Williams, Kings County, NS. He studied at the College of Arts, Prague and continued his studies at the Academy of Creative Arts, Prague where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in painting. He did paintings and drawings for Czechoslovakian television and was art advisor for progressive beat music orchestra in Prague. He was one of the artists working on the outstanding Czechoslovakian Pavilion at Expo ’67. He was awarded a bronze medal for his participation in International Exposition of Jewelry in Jablonce and Nisou. He came to Canada with his wife Marika and their two children and also worked in commercial art.

Source: "A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Volume II”, compiled by Colin S. MacDonald, Canadian Paperbacks Publishing Ltd, Ottawa, 1979