signed lower right; titled verso
Provenance: Galerie Eric Klinkhoff, Montreal QC
Born and raised in the Vancouver area, Molly Joan Lamb studied at the Vancouver School of Art (1938-41) before enlisting with the Canadian Women’s Army Corp. in 1942. She became Canada’s first female official war artist three years later, meeting fellow artist Bruno Bobak during her time in London, England. After marrying, the Bobaks returned to Vancouver for a number of years, before Bruno Bobak accepted a teaching position at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, where the couple settled and lived for over 50 years. Molly Lamb Bobak went on to have a long teaching and exhibition career and was honored with a travelling retrospective of her work in 1992. Her work can be found in many public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian War Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.