LAMB BOBAK Molly
She was a major Canadian artist and only official female official artist in the Second World War.
In December 1942 she graduated from art school and joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps (CWAC). She began keeping what she called a “war diary” She laid it out on Broadsheet newspaper and titled it W110278, her service number. It contained nearly 200 cartoons and watercolours describing CWAC life. In one cartoon depicting her first meal as an officer and modelled on the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, Nathan M. Greenfield describes how in her self portrait she looks very much like Tintin even to his “famous cowlick”.
After the war Molly went on to an illustrious career in oil and watercolour, becoming Canada’s most successful female artist of her era.
Canada’s History, 100-6, Dec. 2020/Jan. 2021: “Beyond The Canvas.” Writ., Nathan M. Green: 28-35.
Canada’s History, 100-6, Dec. 2020/Jan. 2021: 31.