Arnold Hodgkins Art Show – this week – November 8th and 9th, 2014

November 1, 2014

A retrospective of art work done by Canadian artist and veteran Arnold Hodgkins, during World War II.

Address: 423 Kenny Court, Port Perry,
Time: 12:00 to 5:00 PM
Date: November 8th and 9th, 2014ABH poster

Arnold was a medic with the Second Canadian Light Field Ambulance, First Canadian Army Tank
Brigade. During his five years in the medical corps Arnold always had a sketch pad at the ready as well
as his journal, keeping a record of wartime happenings. While serving with the Ontario Regiment in Italy
he was wounded at Moro River Crossing (1943) and did a lot of his sketches during those many weeks
spent in hospital. When off duty he was continually drawing, bringing home hundreds of sketches, shrapnel in his body and an ache in his heart.

After the War he did a number of paintings using some of those sketches. One of those paintings, titled ‘Victim ‘43’, depicts a shell-shocked horror on a face that can be seen on all sides during all wars. We have numerous paintings and 75 sketches for sale at this time.

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