Technique: Oil


Born in 1930 on the Baltic Coast near Königsberg, Germany (now Russia), Ebe Kuckein spent much of his life in Kelowna, British Columbia. He died in 2015.

Self-taught, HE Kuckein began painting at the age of 12. His childhood memories are dominated by visions and textures evoked by the fields and forests of his native land. These first memories, associated with the influence of abstract painters (in particular Nicholas De Staël), will serve as the foundation for his painting. In 1950, Kuckein moved to Canada, where he continued to paint while pursuing his career in architecture in Vancouver. His paintings stand out for their great luminosity as well as their unparalleled texture and depth.

Media coverage

  • Course, winter 2010 edition, p.126-127
  • Magazin'Art, autumn 2005 edition, article p.129, 132
  • Magazin'Art, biennial directory of Canadian artists in galleries, 2004-2005
  • Magazin'Art, spring 1997 edition, p.68-70
  • Peace Arch News, 04-1997
  • Kelowna Courier, newspaper, 10-1996


  • British Columbia Cancer Centre, Kelowna
  • Empress Rentals, Montreal
  • Merrill Lynch Canada, Toronto
  • Walt Disney Studios, Los Angeles
  • Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa
  • and many others.