Lest We Forget – Souvenons-nous

8 September – 21 October, 1990

This exhibition brings together over 70 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures, created by official Canadian War artists during both World Wars. It was organized by the London Regional Art Gallery, and guest-curated by Dr. Maria Tippet. Works by Canadians A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, David Milne and Frederick Varley, are shown alongside those by Britishers Paul Nash, Wyndham Lewis and Augustus John, who worked for the Canadian War Records office during World War I. Among the official World War II Artists are Bruno and Molly Bobak, Alex Colville and Charles Comfort. The premise for this exhibition is not to glorify war, but to remind us of its futility.

 The exhibition is sponsored by John Labatt Limited, and supported by funding from the Museums Assistance Program and the Ontario Arts Council.