Canadian War Artist

In the third volume of his award-winning series on artist E.J. Hughes (1913-2007), Robert Amos turns his focus to Hughes's service in the Second World War. Named the first "service artist" in 1941, Hughes spent two winters in Ottawa before being attached to different regiments in England and Wales. His paintings of camp life and convoys reflect his keen attention to the details of vehicles, artillery, and uniforms.

In 1943 on the Alaskan Island of Kiska, he transformed sub-zero weather and howling gales into a powerful document of this remote theatre of war.

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