Robert Bruce: Works From the War (1943-45)

June 15 - July 27, 1995

Curated by Alexandria Culjat.

"Robert Bruce was stationed at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, during WWII. From there he sketched and painted the activities of Canadians preparing for war, since endless rehearsal was part of the program to ensure perfect timing and cooridination on ground, sea and air." - Alexandria Culjat

Bruce's work depicts two different aspects of the Second World War, the first being his drawings and paintings of training exercises and the second are his drawings of Canadians returning to Winnipeg from Europe.

The works in this exhibition were selected from the collection of Melba Cumberland and their son, Robert C. Bruce.

Robert Bruce taught at the University of Manitoba's School of Art from 1955 - 1976.

Sponsored  by the School of Art and the Faculty of Management.

Robert Bruce: Works From the War (1943-45) Catalogue [PDF]