Molly Lamb Bobak: Talk Of The Town

Molly Lamb Boback, Oslo, 1960 Photo: Rachel Topham

Molly Lamb Bobak: Talk Of The Town

Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC - To Apr 8

by Robin Laurence

Featured in this exhibition are paintings and drawings of crowd scenes, urban panoramas and architectural subjects by the late Molly Lamb Bobak, mostly created in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Raised in Burnaby, Lamb Bobak studied with Jack Shadbolt at the Vancouver School of Art, then enlisted in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps, becoming the first female official Canadian war artist. Her street scenes range from bombed-out buildings and faceless people to lively crowds conveying energy and optimism.

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