Born in Winnipeg, Michael Kuczer (1910-1975) was a talented artist and musician. He began playing the violin at the age of seven, and attended the Royal College of Music in London, England. While there, Kuczer used painting as a secondary creative outlet, his early works being principally landscapes and nudes. Only later was he introduced to the alluring realm of abstract art.

It has been said that Kuczer’s commitment to abstract art exemplifies the so-called “Bauhaus” style of painting, with suggestions in particular of the mechanized world of te post-war period. But we shouldn’t overlook the striking influence of music on Kuczer’s work as well — he was a gifted musician, and his art reflects the kind of sensitivity and fluidity often associated with music.

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