[BCMA] Virtual Book Tour: I Can Only Paint; The Story of Battlefield Artist Mary Riter Hamilton

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Canadian painter Mary Riter Hamilton blazed a trail by painting the First World War graveyards and battlefields in oil and daring to be-unofficially-Canada's first female war artist. In 1919, just a few months after the armistice, she arrived overseas and worked amid harrowing conditions-inadequate shelter and food, surroundings littered with unexploded shells-and recorded with determination, pride, and grace the ruins of the war. In some 320 haunting paintings, she captured the emotional landscapes and destroyed sites where Canadian soldiers had fought. Check out this press release <https://royalroads.canto.com/s/SBRF7?viewIndex=0&column=document&id=do2h7id2513a7ahfqi62tbkg7r> to learn more.  Mary Riter Hamilton started her career in Manitoba, but spent a large part of her life here in British Columbia.

Join us for a webinar on June 23rd with Dr. Irene Gammel<https://www.ryerson.ca/english/about-us/faculty-and-staff/faculty/gammel-irene/>, author of I Can Only Paint: The Story of Battlefield Artist Mary Riter Hamilton, and Professor of Arts, Literature and Communication at Ryerson University<https://www.ryerson.ca/> and Director of the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre<http://mlc.ryerson.ca/>. This session will be moderated by Dr. Geoff Bird<https://www.royalroads.ca/people/geoffrey-bird>, Professor in the School of Communication & Culture and Research lead for Royal Roads University's War Heritage Research Initiative<https://warheritage.royalroads.ca/>.

Here is the link to register:  https://www.royalroads.ca/events/i-can-only-paint-story-battlefield-artist-mary-riter-hamilton


Geoffrey Bird, PhD
School of Communication and Culture
Research Lead, War Heritage Research Initiative<http://warheritage.royalroads.ca/>
Associate Fellow,  Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria

Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences | Royal Roads University
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Royal Roads University is located on the traditional lands of the Xwsepsum and Lekwungen First Nations' ancestors and families.

Royal Roads is located on the traditional lands of the Xwsepsum and Lekwungen ancestors and families.

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