Day: May 7, 2010

Karole Marois
War Art

Karole Marois

Every Canadian should have the opportunity to travel to Europe and walk in the footsteps of those who served in the First and Second World Wars. There, part of our history is somehow more tangible; it is found in the cemeteries and on the faces of the people who tend them and remember. For one lucky artist, that opportunity came her way as part of National Defence’s Canadian Forces Artists Program (CFAP). Karole Marois was chosen to paint the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands for CFAP. The impact of that trip was so deep that five years later she is doing it again—creating an even bigger and bolder series to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the liberation. Marois was born in Ottawa in 1958, and almost 20 years later graduated from Toronto’s Ontario College...

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An informative primer on Canada’s crucial role in the Normandy landing, June 6, 1944.