ArtworksMolly Lamb BobakThe Celebration (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry), 19891920-2014Sold
Inscriptionssigned, 'MOLLY LAMB B' (lower right); dated ‘89’ (verso, upper left) and titled ‘Celebration/PPCLI’ (verso, centre)
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal;
Acquired from the above by the present owners, 1989.
Montreal, Walter Klinkhoff Gallery Inc., Exhibition & Sale of Works by Molly Lamb Bobak, 1989.
Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry is a regiment of the Canadian Armed forces founded on August 10, 1914. In December of 1941, PPCLI was deployed to France and was the first Canadian infantry unit assigned to the front lines of the Canadian war effort.
Molly Lamb Bobak painted the poetry of people. The colour and composition offered by either random or organized groups of people is of particular attraction to her. Designated an official war artist for Canada toward the end of World War ll, Molly had an emotional affinity to Military pageantry.
This colourful and vibrant Molly Lamb Bobak painting depicts the 75th anniversary of the regiment celebrated in Calgary in August 1989. The Celebration was originally sold in a solo exhibition at our original family art gallery, Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, hosted for Molly in the fall of 1989.1of 6