MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.
oil on canvas
signed “Molly Lamb B”
30 ins x 40 ins; 76.2 cms x 101.6 cms
Molly Lamb Bobak (1922-2014) attended the Vancouver School of Art and flourished under the tutelage and encouragement of her teacher, Jack Shadbolt (see lot 84). Shadbolt would become a lifelong artistic mentor and friend. His most significant impact on her work would be his insistence on the logic of composition, that is the way the relationship between shape, form and space within the picture plane work together to create meaning. Yet despite this theoretical grounding, Bobak was devoted to the empirical world around her, and this tension between esoteric and the ordinary is what makes her practice so fascinating.
Cindy Richmond, Molly Lamb Bobak: A Retrospective, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, 1993.
Art Sale and Rental Service, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
Private Collection, Toronto
Department: Canadian Fine Art