Molly Lamb Bobak

Canadian artist, RCA , Canadian Women's Army Corps

Molly Lamb Bobak

Painter, watercolourist and printmaker, Molly Lamb Bobak was born on 25 February 1922 in Vancouver and died March 2, 2014 in Fredericton.From 1938 to 1941 she studied at the Vancouver Scool of Art under the mentorship of Jack Shadbolt and Charles H. Scott.From 1942 to 1946, she served in the Womens Canadian Army where it she bacame an official war artist. She was the first woman to hold this position in the country, there she met Bruno Bobak another war artist who became her husband in 1945.From 1947 to 1950, she taught at the Vancouver Art Scool.From 1952 to 1960, she taught intermittently at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the University of British Columbia.

In 1960 she moved to Fredericton where she was involved in the cities community life. She made significant donations to charities through art auctions as well as supporting a transition home for women.From 1960 to 1977 she taught at the University of New Brunswick Art Center.


 

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