Stephen Bulger Gallery

Viktor Kolar: Canada, 1968-1973

Viktor Kolar: Canada, 1968-1973

Born in 1941 and raised in Ostrava, Kolář fled to Austria soon after the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. Shortly after relocating, he discovered that Canada was seeking “young and healthy people” to immigrate, so he and a friend accepted plane tickets to Vancouver. Living in a cheap Chinatown hotel, they attended a six-month English language course and Kolář…