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Canadian War Memorials Fund

Canadian War Memorials Fund

Photos by contributor Colin Old - Posted December 2018

Canadian War Memorials Fund

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
in the LeBreton Gallery at the Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place


Coordinates: N 45 25.019 W 75 42.968

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Plaque Text

Created in 1916 by Max Aiken (Lord Beaverbrook), the Fund was Canada's first war art program, establishing a tradition of commissioning artists to depict Canada at war. Over 100 artists, one-third of them Canadian, produced nearly 1,000 artworks for the Fund during the First World War. This initiative ensured a permanent legacy of Canadian art and a visual record of the country's war effort, helping to foster a sense of national identity. By drawing media attention, supporting artists, and creating connections within the art world, the Fund nurtured the development of Canadian art.

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