Artwork by Bruno Joseph Bobak,  The Head Pond

Bruno Bobak
The Head Pond

oil on masonite
signed lower right; titled on a gallery label on the reverse
6 x 12 ins ( 15.2 x 30.5 cms )

Sold for $1,121.00
Sale date: April 18th 2018

Provenance:
Kastel Gallery Inc., Montreal

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Bruno Joseph Bobak
(1923 - 2013) RCA

Born in Wawelowska, Poland in 1923, Bruno Bobak came to Canada in 1927. At the age of thirteen, he began Saturday morning art classes in Toronto under Arthur Lismer and later at the Central Technical School.

In 1942, he joined the army and, shortly thereafter, was selected to be an official war artist. He married fellow war artist Molly Lamb in 1945. He and Molly settled briefly in Ottawa after the war working as artists and moved to Vancouver in 1947 where he taught at the Vancouver School of Art.

After a decade of work as an artist and instructor of art on the west coast, he moved his family to Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1960 to serve as artist in residence at the University of New Brunswick. In 1962, he took on the role of Director of the University of New Brunswick Art Centre.

Bruno Bobak was a member of the Canada Group of Painters, Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers, Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, British Columbia Society of Artists, and the Royal Canadian Academy. He participated in more than two hundred and fifty group exhibitions and had more than eighty one-man shows, both in Canada and abroad.