and Canada
in the
Second World War
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Canadian artist

Hughes, E.J. (b. 1913)

E.J. HUGHES, photo - portrait, Canadian War Museum, AN20040082-020

In 1939 Hughes enlisted in the RCA as a gunner. Appointed a war artist in 1940, he was posted to Petawawa, Ontario, and in 1942, to England. From 1943 to 1946, as an official war artist, he painted in Kiska, Alaska, and in Ottawa. His precisely executed, post-war landscape paintings of British Columbia are well-known.

The artwork in this exhibition

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