Friday, August 17, 2012
Death of an Impoverished Artist: Oleh Valenyuk
He arrived in Canada from Ukraine in 2000, fuelled by the promise of artistic opportunity and success.
As both immigrant and artist, he defied the odds by achieving success and recognition immediately following his arrival into Canada.
But 12 years later, Oleh Valenyuk died unexpectedly and virtually penniless, leaving his family unable to pay his funeral costs and Toronto’s Ukrainian artistic community without one of its most prolific creators.
To read this article, written by Katherine Fernandez-Blance
in the Toronto Star, please click here.
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