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Canadian airmen in a park 1944

Goodridge Roberts (1904-1974)
Canadian airmen in a park 1944, Goodridge Roberts, Canadian War Museum, 19710261-5005

Roberts thought that better weather produced better paintings. From Britain he wrote to H.O. McCurry of the National Gallery of Canada in 1944: "In order to do some painting that I can really feel some satisfaction with I long above all for some summer weather . With a damp cold wind tearing over the countryside my mind tends to turn to thoughts of a cup of tea and a spot of shelter."

Watercolour on paper 43.5 x 59.9 cm
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art
Canadian War Museum 19710261-5005

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