Bruno Bobak, R.C.A., O.C. (1923-2012)

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Born at Wawelowska, Poland, in 1923 and 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 was shortly thereafter appointed an official war artist.  He and his wife Molly settled in Ottawa after the war working as an artist and moved to Vancouver in 1948 where he taught at the Vancouver School of Art.  From 1960 he and Molly lived in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  First with Bruno as resident artist at the University of New Brunswick, then from 1962 as 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.

 

His works can be found in numerous important private, corporate, and public collections including:

 

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario;

Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta;

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.;

Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario;

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario;

Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario;

Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto, Ontario;

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, N.B.;

The Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario;

Canadian War Museum, National Museum of Manitoba, National Museums of Canada, Ottawa;

C-I-L Art Collection, Toronto, Ontario;

Concordia University Collection of Art, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec;

Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, P.E.I.;

Dalhousie Art Gallery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.;

Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario;

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.;

Hart House, University of Toronto, Ontario;

Lavalin Inc., Montreal, Quebec;

Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, U.K.;

The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.;

London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario;

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec;

Museum Narodowego, Warsaw, Polland;

The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario;

New Brunswick Art Bank, Province of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B.;

The New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, N.B.;

Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan;

Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway;

Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B.;

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.;

South London Art Gallery, London, U.K.;

Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto, Ontario;

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B.;

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.;

The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

 

He has participated in more than two hundred and fifty group exhibitions and has had more than eighty one-man shows.

 

 

Galerie Eric Klinkhoff - Expert in Canadian art specializing in the purchase  sale of artwork by Bruno Bobak and other important Canadian artists.

Bruno Bobak, R.C.A., O.C. (1923-2012)

"Queen Anne Lace and Golden Rod"

Oil on canvas 16" x 24" (SOLD)

Galerie Eric Klinkhoff - Expert in Canadian art specializing in the purchase  sale of artwork by Bruno Bobak and other important Canadian artists.

Bruno Bobak, R.C.A., O.C. (1923-2012)

"Still Life with Flowering Plant"

Oil on canvas 16" x 12" (SOLD)

Galerie Eric Klinkhoff - Expert in Canadian art specializing in the purchase  sale of artwork by Bruno Bobak and other important Canadian artists.

Bruno Bobak, R.C.A., O.C. (1923-2012)

"Campbellton Hills"

Oil on canvas 30" x 40" (SOLD)