Molly Joan Lamb Bobak was born in Vancouver in 1922. She studied with Jack Shadbolt and Charles H. Scott at the Vancouver School of Art from 1938-41.
She served with the Canadian Women's Army Corps from 1942-46, and was an official war-artist for one year in 1945. In 1945, she married the artist Bruno Bobak. She taught at the Vancouver School of Art from 1947-50 and 1952-60, the Vancouver Art Gallery from 954-58, and the University of British Columbia from 1958-60.
In 1960, she moved with her family to Fredericton, where she taught at the University of New Brunswick Art Centre for seven years beginnign in 1960.
Her works were mostly done in oil and watercolours, her subject matter consisted of florals, and social scenes with an expressionists style.
In 1973, she became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and in 1993, the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina organized a major touring retrospective of her work. Bobak was a painter, watercolourist, and printmaker.
She died in 2014.