Join us for the launch reception of Attila Richard Lukacs limited-edition print, entitled Coqs. Proceeds from the sale of these prints support the work of Artists for Kids and their programs.
Attila Richard Lukacs was born in 1962 in Calgary. In 1985, he graduated from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design and was a member of the Young Romantics. A year after graduation, he moved to Berlin, working at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin. A decade later, he moved to New York City to be closer to the centre of American art. Although best known for paintings that depict exaggerated masculine figures, he has also created a collection of paintings of flowers and trees. His work frequently references the historical compositions and themes of David and Caravaggio, as well as compositional devices of the miniature painters and illustrators of India and the Middle East. His work is part of the collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Audain Collection and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
ARTISTS FOR KIDS was established in 1989 through a generous partnership among some of Canada’s finest artists and the North Vancouver School District. Its mission, through the sale of original prints created by its artist patrons, is to build an art education legacy for the children of British Columbia. The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art is home to a stunning collection of work created by its patrons. Artists For Kids provides a variety of art enrichment program opportunities for thousands of students of all ages each year including the popular Paradise Valley Summer School of Visual Art.
The primary objectives of Artists For Kids are to:
•Provide a variety of Fine Arts enrichment opportunities for learners in North Vancouver schools
•Provide a variety of Fine Arts enrichment opportunities for learners in the community at large
•Provide scholarships to graduating students from North Vancouver Schools
•Acquire for the community, a permanent collection of contemporary art created by premiere Canadian artists
•To raise funds for the Artists For Kids school and community programs
•To establish and administer a legacy fund to provide permanent enrichment opportunities for students.