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Canada's first female war artist dies at age 95

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The first Canadian woman artist to be sent overseas to document Canada's war effort has died at age 95.

Molly Lamb Bobak, who was born in Vancouver in 1920, died in Fredericton Sunday.

Bobak began her formal art training in 1938 at the Vancouver School of Art and joined the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) in 1942, according to the website, militarymuseums.ca

he rose to lieutenant and became the first official female war artist with the Canadian Army in Europe in 1945.

After the war, Bobak and her husband Bruno settled briefly in Ottawa and then returned to Vancouver in 1947 where she worked as an instructor in painting at the Vancouver School of Art.

They moved to Fredericton in 1960 and Bobak was awarded the Order of Canada in 1995.

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