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The Canadian Forces Artists Program.

The Canadian Forces Artists Program (CFAP), officially inaugurated on June 6,1991, presents Canadian artists (including Esprit de Corps" own Katherine Taylor) with an opportunity to record the activities of Canada's service men and women around the world.

During the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War, Canada commissioned some its finest artists--A.Y. Jackson, Fred Varley, Alex Colville, Charles Comfort, Mary Lamb Boback, Jack Shadbolt, Ted Zuber and many others--to capture history in the making. Nearly 13,000 paintings, soon to be housed in a magnificent gallery in the new Canadian War Museum, constitute one of the largest collections of war art anywhere.

Ian Wall served with 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and later trained as an illustrator at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. Ian was commissioned to produce paintings commemorating the 60th anniversary of D-Day, including some featured here, when HMCS Charlottetown sailed with a flotilla from Portsmouth, England, to the coast of Normandy on June 5, 2004.

Like Katherine Taylor, Ian is proud to be part of a great Canadian artistic tradition.
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Date:Feb 1, 2005
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