Canadian war artist Bruno Bobak dies in New Brunswick at age of 88

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FREDERICTON - Bruno Bobak, who was Canada's youngest official war artist during the Second World War, has died in Fredericton.

Bobak was 88.

He was born in Wawelowska, Poland in 1923, and his family moved to Canada two years later.

He enlisted in the Canadian Army during the war and was made an official war artist in 1944 — travelling with the 4th Canadian Armoured Division through France and Germany.

Bobak moved to Fredericton in 1960, where he remained for the rest of his life.

Inge Pataki, who owns Gallery 78 in Fredericton, says Bobak was a tremendous help to young artists with encouragement and advice.

She says while he was known for his paintings, he was talented in many art forms.

Organizations: Canadian Army

Geographic location: FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, Canada Wawelowska Poland France Germany

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