Author: Michael O’Brien
In “William Kurelek: painter and prophet” Michael O’Brien brings to life a great artist whose work embodies his passionate faith as it was lived out in an agonizing struggle waged against the forces of disintegration both within himself and in modern society. This book is a unique achievement by a writer who shares both Kurelek’s faith and his vocation.
Michael O’Brien is a well-known painter and writer. He has worked as a professional artist since 1970 and has held more than forty exhibits across North America. He is the author of ten novels which have been translated into several languages. His first published novel, Father Elijah, was a worldwide bestseller. He has written numerous other books and essays. Waiting: Stories for Advent, Remembrance of the Future: Reflections on Our Times, Winter Tales, and Arriving Where We Started: Faith and Culture in a Postmodernist Age are also published by Justin Press. Michael O’Brien and his wife Sheila have six children and live near Combermere, Ontario, Canada.