Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Cartoon Review of the War
June 1, 2011 - June 12, 2011
Louis Baratgin was a commercial artist living and working in Montreal during World War II. With an interest in current events and a keen sense of what tickles the funny bone, Baratgin assembled a portfolio of 65 original cartoons surrounding the personalities and events of the War. Baratgin left the originals to his niece, Phyllis Rossiter, who then passed them on to her son Ralph James Zarboni.
Astonished by the historical and artistic significance of the works, Zarboni embarked on the project of preserving and sharing his great uncle’s collection with fellow Canadians. Through his efforts, Cartoon Review of the War has been published by Véhicule Press and more recently an interactive, three-dimensional art display featuring both the cartoons and editorial. Ralph’s ultimate goal is that the truths of history and patriotism be celebrated and remind us of the sacrifices which led to all the freedoms that we enjoy today.
Premiering at the AGW, Cartoon Review of the War will travel throughout Canada giving patrons an artistic glimpse of a world at war and a satirical summary of a pivotal period in Canadian history. Come and visit this remarkable display at the AGW!
Copies of Cartoon Review of the War will be sold at the Uncommon Market Gift Shop and book proceeds will be given to the Wounded Warrior Program of assisting Canadian Veterans injured in Afghanistan, and to the Windsor Historical Society’s Veterans Memories Project.
Supported by Don and Gail Rodzik
Developed by Ralph Zarboni