Welcome to the new Heffel website!

As we switch our platform over, our old website still remains active. To access the previous version of Heffel.com, please click here.

LOT 067

Molly Joan Lamb Bobak
1922 - 2014

Grain Boats, Vancouver
oil on canvas
signed and on verso titled
22 x 30 in 55.9 x 76.2 cm

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Sold for: $16,380

Preview at: Heffel Vancouver

Kastel Gallery Inc., Montreal
Private Collection, Montreal

After time spent abroad as an official war artist during World War II, Molly Lamb Bobak returned to Vancouver with her husband, artist Bruno Bobak. They lived in the West End while they were building a small cottage on her mother’s property on Galiano Island, and from 1947 to 1950 Molly taught at the Vancouver School of Art. During this time, she recounted that she often took her young son to English Bay, and the vantage point of this work, looking out over freighters waiting to unload at the port, to the mountains of Vancouver Island, is likely from one of the beaches that stretch from English Bay to Third Beach. Bobak is known for her vibrant beach scenes, and her inclusion of people with their bright clothing infuses the pulse of humanity. She captures the transcendent beauty of West Coast light in the moody sky, illuminated along the horizon with golden and mauve tints, above an emerald ocean. Bobak exhibits her fine painterly ability in the exquisite handling of reflections on wet sand and in the expressionist brush-strokes that define the mercurial sky.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

Although great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information posted, errors and omissions may occur. All bids are subject to our Terms and Conditions of Business.