ArtworksMolly Lamb BobakThe Big Couple, 19911920-2014Sold
Inscriptionssigned, ‘MOLLY LAMB B’ (recto, lower right); titled and numbered ‘Big Couple. 91-0016’ (verso, upper left)
Private Collection, Montreal.
Estate of the Honourable Madame Justice Dionysia "Denny" Zerbisias.
— Molly Lamb Bobak was one of the premiere Canadian figurative artists of the post-WWll generation. Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia but she lived in Fredericton, New Brunswick when she and her artist husband, Bruno was hired as the artist in residence at University of New Brunswick in 1960. Molly Lamb Bobak was Canada’s first female Official War Artist to serve overseas. Throughout the decades in her adopted Province of New Brunswick, Molly kept close ties with her native British Columbia, painting in the Vancouver area and the Islands regularly. She was a strong colourist, perhaps in a fauve tradition, and with a poetry in paint somewhat akin to modern French artists, most noticeably Raoul Dufy. From our personal experience working with her for some 30 years, Molly’s painting so often reflect the most positive aspects of the human experience; a temperament she exuded.
Walter Klinkhoff Gallery was an avid promoter of Molly’s career and had numerous exhibitions beginning in 1967 and then 1968, 1975, 1981, 1985, 1989 and 1993.