Born at Wawelowska, Poland, in 1923 and came to Canada in 1927. At the age of thirteen he began Saturday morning art classes in Toronto under Arthur Lismer and later at the Central Technical School. In 1942 he joined the army and was shortly thereafter appointed an official war artist. He and his wife Molly settled in Ottawa after the war working as an artist and moved to Vancouver in 1948 where he taught ast the Vancouver School of Art. Since 1960 he and Molly have been living in Fredericton, New Brunswick. First with Bruno as resident artist at the University of New Brunswick, then from 1962 as Director of the University of New Brunswick Art Centre.|
Bruno Bobak is a member of the Canada Group of Painters, Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers, Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, British Columbia Society of Artists, and the Royal Canadian Academy.
He has participated in more than two hundred and fifty group exhibitions and has had more than eighty one-man shows.