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Molly Bobak, Canada's last surviving World War 2 artists, passes at the age of 95

Weir Facebook Posting: Sad News From Eastern Canada  - Artist Molly Bobak Has Died Canadian Press is reporting the death of East Coast artist, 95-year old, Molly Bobak.  Mrs. Bobak was the first female Canadian war artist and had a long successful career as an artist in New Brunswick.  There were 32 official war artists in World War II and she was the last surviving member of that group .  Born in British Columbia, she made a name for herself in Atlantic Canada. I took the above picture of Molly and her late husband, artist Bruno Bobak, in the Founders'Lounge a few years ago at the McMichael Canadian Gallery in Kleinburg, Ontario.  The couple had travelled to Toronto to see Bruno's exhibition at the McMike.