Artist John Kenneth Esler
Title Dark Nights and Sunny Days 2 #12/18
Media colour etching on paper
Size 12.75 x 10 in. / 32.4 x 25.4 cm.
Frame Size 24 x 20 x 1 in.
Estimate $200 - $300
signed, titled, dated and numbered along bottom; framed; minor yellowing in margins noted
private collection, Calgary
John Kenneth Esler ~ [1933-2001] Canadian ASA, CSGA, CPE, MSA, RCA
born in Pilot Mound, Manitoba. He attended the School of Art at the University of Manitoba where he received his Bachelor of Art  and Bachelor of Education . He became an instruct at the Alberta College of Art in print making, drawing and design from 1964-68. He taught print making and drawing at the University of Calgary until his retirement [1968-80]. Esler also established Trojan Press with artist Ken webb for local printmakers.
see 35 Years and 15 Minutes, prints by John Kenneth Esler, by S.Ford, Nickle Arts Museum, 1994; Founders of the A.C.A., by V.Greenfield, pg.80 and Printmaking in Alberta 1945-1985, by B.Cochran, pg.66-69 as well as N.G.C. Vol.1, A-F, ed.C.Hill, pg.300; Dict. of Canadian Artists, by C.MacDonald, Vol.1 pg.192; Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.1, pg. 106, Westbridge Pub., 1999; Manitoba Society of Artists by J.Stoppler, pg.158, the Manitoba Society of Artists, 2003; see Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexikon, Band 35, pg. 65, K.G. Saur Verlag Munchen-Leipzig, 1983-2009; listed on Artists in Canada, a Union List of Artists' Files, by National Gallery of Canada Library et al, Canadian Heritage Information Network [CHIN] website