Molly Lamb Bobak R.C.A.


oil on canvas
36x48 in.
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signed lower right

Winchester Galleries, Victoria
Private collection

Molly Lamb Bobak is renowned for her crowd scenes, which became a mainstay of her career after she
and her family moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1960. Mid-career, Bobak began to receive commissions
for public events, and the subject matter drew her in (1). “I simply love gatherings”, the artist noted in 1977, “It’s
like little ants crawling, the sort of insignificance and yet the beauty of people all getting together.” In Beach,
Bobak achieves vibrant energy, movement and an incredible amount of visual information within the canvas’
minimal details.
1. Michelle Gewurtz, “Molly Lamb Bobak: Life & Work”, Art Canada Institute, Toronto, 2018, pages 63-65

Molly Joan Lamb Bobak was born on 25 February 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia. She studied art at the Vancouver School of Art from 1938-1941 with Jack Shadbolt and Charles Scott. In 1942 she joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps and became the first Canadian female war artist in 1945;…