Dr. Tim Cook will discuss the wartime work of Sir Alfred Munnings. The renowned equine artist painted the Canadian Forestry Corps and the Canadian Cavalry Brigade for Lord Beaverbrook’s Canadian War Memorials Fund. Cook will offer insights into Munnings’ work, the role of the Canadian units and this legacy of war art.
Dr. Tim Cook is Historian, First World War at the Canadian War Museum and the curator for the Museum’s First World War Gallery. He has also curated numerous temporary, travelling and digital exhibitions for the War Museum, including, most recently, Victory 1918 – The Last 100 Days (co-curated with Dr. Jack Granatstein) and Munnings – The War Years. Dr. Cook is the author of over 50 scholarly articles and dozens of additional pieces. He has also authored 13 books, most of which have been longlisted for, shortlisted for, or awarded prizes, including the C.P. Stacey Prize for Military History, the Ottawa Book Award, the RBC Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, the BC National Book Award, the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. In 2012, Dr. Cook was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canadian history and, in 2013, he received the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award. Dr. Cook is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Member of the Order of Canada.