Back to School: Vancouver School of Art
1st session

September 07 - September 28, 2023


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $4,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

325508 12-Sep-2023 01:57:40 PM $4,000 AutoBid

The bidding history list updated on: Monday, March 04, 2024 07:19:23

LOT 008

1922 - 2014

Summer Flowers
oil on board
signed and on verso titled and dated circa 1961 on the gallery label
12 x 16 in, 30.5 x 40.6 cm

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000 CAD

Sold for: $5,000

Preview at:

Roberts Gallery, Toronto
Private Estate, Toronto
Fine Canadian Art, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, November 26, 2011, lot 606
Private Collection, Vancouver

Born in Vancouver in 1922, Molly Lamb Bobak's father was Harold Mortimer-Lamb, who was an important figure in Vancouver's burgeoning art scene of the 1920s. She studied at the Vancouver School of Art from 1938 to 1942 where she befriended Jack Shadbolt who became her lifelong mentor. She went on to serve in the Canadian Women's Army Corps, becoming the official first Canadian female war artist. There she met her husband, Bruno Bobak. The two moved back to Vancouver following the war where Molly taught at the Vancouver School of Art from 1947 to 1950.

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