No. 3 Service Flying Training School, Calgary

Place North & Central America: Canada, Alberta
Accession Number ART21951
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 33 x 52 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour with charcoal and sgraffito on paper
Maker Warner, R Malcolm
Place made Canada: Alberta
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Personnel from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) undergoing training at No. 3 Service Flying Training School, Calgary, Alberta, within a few miles of the famed Canadian Rockies, the mountains in the background partly hidden by a heavy rainstorm. Ralph Malcolm Warner was appointed Official War Artist in 1943, covering the activities of the RAAF in Canada, United States and the Bahamas. His first mission was in Papua New Guinea recording Australian operation against the Japanese. In 1945 Warner continued to work as a war artist recording civil and industrial war efforts and food production in areas of New South Wales and Victoria. After the war he returned to commercial art, designing posters, murals and postage stamps and illustrating books.