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Molly Lamb – Canada’s First female War Artist

Type: Document

In 1943, the Canadian High Commissioner to London, Vincent Massey, championed the creation of the Canadian War Records Program. Molly Lamb was the first and only female artist allowed after the war to tour the theatres of operations, although several other women artists made contributions on the home front.

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Further Material on Work of War Artists, Canadian Army Overseas

Type: Document

A note precedes this report indicating that it has not been checked for accuracy. It describes the activities of artists employed in recording the work of the Canadian Army Overseas during World War II. Attached to the report is a list of artwork which includes the medium, subject, and title of each piece.

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Combined Operations Training, 1st Canadian Corps

Type: Document

A summary of the programme of training in combined operations conducted by formations of 1 Canadian Corps during the winter of 1942-43.

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The Canadian War Memorial Fund and War Artists

Type: Document

On the initiative of a Canadian born Britisher, Lord Beaverbrook, the Canadian War Records Office was founded in 1916 to collect records of Canadian war accomplishments. This work was expanded by the Canadian War Memorial Fund, which hired Canadian artists to portray the experience of war both overseas and at home.

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War Artists' Activities, Mediterranean Area

Type: Document

Report made by Captain W.A. Ogilvie, a Canadian war artist, on his experiences during the Sicilian and Italian campaigns, July 10 to December 20, 1943. It provides a commentary upon the remarkable group of paintings and drawings which this officer produced during his tour of duty in the Mediterranean Area.

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Captured German Tank, 1945

Type: Image

This scene of a German Panther tank surrounded by liberated civilians is one of the works painted by Canada's first official female war artist: Molly Lamb Bobak (1920- ). (Oil on canvas, 45.2 cm x 60 cm) (Canadian War Museum 12018)

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Progress of War Artist Programme, Canadian Army Overseas

Type: Document

The beginnings of the War Artist Programme was discussed in previous reports by Major Stacey. This report gives a brief background of the activities of four artists attached to Canadian Military Headquarters in England. It also lists the titles of the works completed by these artists up to July 1943.

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