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

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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.