Painter, watercolourist, and printmaker, Molly Joan Lamb was born in Vancouver in 1922. She studied with Jack Shadbolt and Charles H. Scott at the Vancouver School of Art (1938-41). She served with the Canadian Women's Army Corps (1942-46), and was an official war-artist (1945-46). In 1945, she married the artist Bruno Bobak. She taught at the Vancouver School of Art (1947-50) and intermittently (1952-60), the Vancouver Art Gallery (1954-58), and the University of British Columbia (1958-60). In 1960, she moved with her family to Fredericton, where she taught at the University of New Brunswick Art Centre (1960-1977). In 1973, she became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and in 1993, the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina organized a major touring retrospective of her work.
(1923 - 2012)
Painter, watercolourist, printmaker, sculptor and muralist, Bronislaw Josephus "Bruno" Bobak was born in 1923 in Poland, and immigrated with his family to Canada in 1925. He studied art with Arthur Lismer and Gordon Webber at the Art Gallery of Toronto (1933-37), and with Carl Schaefer and Elizabeth Wyn Wood at the Central Technical School, Toronto (1938- 42). He served in the Canadian Army (1943-46), and was an official war artist (1944-46). In 1945, he married the artist Molly Lamb. He taught at the Vancouver School of Art (1947-57), and was the artist in residence at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, (1960-61), and the director of the Art Centre there (1962-88). In 1973, he became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and in 1983, the Sir George Williams Art Galleries, Concordia University, organized a touring retrospective of his work.