"Each one of her paintings reveals something unique and personal as seen through her eyes. They are celebratory in their beauty." Cindy Richmond, curator of the retrospective exhibition on Molly Lamb Bobak's work in Regina, SK in 1993

Molly Lamb Bobak was born near Vancouver, British Columbia on February 25, 1920. She was the daughter of Alice Mary Price and art critic, Harold Mortimer Lamb.

Bobak joined the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) in 1942 and was later promoted to lieutenant. She was appointed as an Official War Artist with the Canadian Army in Europe and was stationed overseas from 1945-46. Bobak was the first Canadian woman to be appointed as an Official War Artist.

In 1945, Molly married Bruno Bobak, himself an outstanding artist. She worked as a painting instructor at the Vancouver School of Art from 1947 to 1950 and taught at the University of British Columbia Extension and Summer Schools in 1958 and 1959.


In 1960, she began teaching at the University of New Brunswick Art Centre. She has also taught at the Banff School of Art, Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, Inc. in New Brunswick and at the Alberta College of Art.

In 1995, Molly Lamb Bobak was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (CM), one of Canada's highest civilian honours and in 2002 she was appointed to the Order of New Brunswick (ONB).

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