My Daily Art
After her studies, Hamilton returned to Canada in 1906 and settled in Winnipeg. An exhibition of her Paris paintings and sketches was held in Winnipeg and Toronto – and the portrait of the young supplicant now in the WAG collection was considered the masterpiece of the show.
Hamilton later requested permission to return to France to work as a war artist; however, her request was not granted until 1919 at the end of the war. Still, she managed to paint over 300 works of the Western Front, and later donated most of the paintings to the National Archives.
While the WAG is temporarily closed, this series of posts from Director & CEO, Dr. Stephen Borys, shares an artwork from the collection every day until the Gallery reopens. Follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our stories section for this and more WAG@Home content.