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Written by Michael LeBlanc   

In 1953, just a few weeks after Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, Eric’s friend and fellow Arts and Letters Club member Vincent Massey was installed in Rideau Hall and became the first Canadian in modern times to be appointed Governor General. Rt. Hon. Massey had been instrumental in establishing the Canadian War Art program, and no doubt had a hand in Eric’s military art commission.

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Nothing Uninteresting

The Work and Life of Eric Aldwinckle

By Michael B. LeBlanc

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It had been an interesting and strange new artistic problem, painting over the North Atlantic, memorising visions from the co-pilot’s seat at night, working inside hangars to the roar of engines, painting in huts, painting in tents, drawing aircraft sketching incidents and personalities, yet I had a feeling I had not begun to fulfill my purpose; I had not truly expressed myself.

-Eric Aldwinckle, 1944