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Year Created

1977

Year Acquired

1977

Surfaces

Canvas

Cultures

Canadian

Medium

Oil

Art Forms

Painting

John, Dick and the Queen

by: Molly Lamb Bobak


Small second lieutenant molly lamb of the canadian women s army corps  c.w.a.c.  Molly Lamb Bobak

Painter, watercolourist, and printmaker, Molly Joan Lamb was born in Vancouver in 1922. She studied with Jack Shadbolt and Charles H. Scott at the Vancouver School of Art (1938-41). She served with the Canadian Women's Army Corps (1942-46), and was an official war-artist (1945-46). In 1945, she married the artist Bruno Bobak. She taught at the Vancouver School of Art (1947-50) and intermittently (1952-60), the Vancouver Art Gallery (1954-58), and the University of British Columbia (1958-60). In 1960, she moved with her family to Fredericton, where she taught at the University of New Brunswick Art Centre (1960-1977). In 1973, she became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and in 1993, the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina organized a major touring retrospective of her work.  

-bio from the National Gallery of Canada

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