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Andrew Valko R.C.A. was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1957. Valko studied wood block
printing in Japan with master printmaker Toshi Yoshida. Valko has been included in several
prestigious shows including the Yoshida Annual International Print Exhibition from 1987 - 1994
in Tokyo, Japan. Valko's realist paintings are so illustrative that they are a near parody of
camera technology.
Valko uses his printmaking techniques when painting with acrylics. Working on wood, he uses
a router and carves into the wood creating texture which reinforces the painting. Throughout
almost 20 years of exhibitions he has been collected and exhibited by many important public
institutions and private collectors in Canada and abroad, including the Winnipeg Art Gallery,
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Brockton Art Gallery, Boston, The Canada Council Art Bank, and The
Claridge Collection, Montreal. In December of 1994, Andrew Valko was elected into the Royal
Canadian Academy of Arts.​

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