Friday, November 30, 2018 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Kanata Seniors Centre (click to see map)
NATHAN M. GREENFIELD, PhD, is the Canadian correspondent for Times Educational Supplement and is a contributor to Maclean’s, Canadian Geographic, and TLS. He is the author of The Damned, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction; Baptism of Fire, which was a finalist for the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction; the widely praised The Battle of the St. Lawrence; The Forgotten; and The Reckoning. He lives in Ottawa.
We are pleased to welcome Nathan to our History Group meeting where he will share with us results of his research on the life and work of Molly Bobak. Nathan is preparing to launch a biography of Molly and her husband Bruno – also a war artist - in 2019.
Molly Bobak (1920-2014)
“Painter Molly Lamb Bobak, whose vibrant canvases can be found in collections throughout the country, started her career as the first Canadian woman to be sent overseas as an official war artist.”
She was a Canadian teacher, writer, printmaker and painter working in oils and watercolours. During World War II, Molly was sent overseas to document Canada's war effort, and in particular, the work of the Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C), She offered a surprising perspective on a little-known aspect of World War II: the role played by women in the armed conflict.
Adapted from Molly Bobak's Obituary in the Globe and Mail: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/molly-lamb-bobak-was-first-canadian-woman-sent-overseas-as-war-artist/article17505200/
Please join us to hear about this celebrated Canadian artist.
This meeting is open to any member of CFUW/Kanata and their family members.
Admission charge is $3.00 to offset room rental cost