Robert Francis Wodehouse ( January 29th, 1913 - ? ) was born in Port Arthur ( Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada ).
He graduated from the University of Toronto ( Ontario ) with the Bachelor of Arts in 1934, and was granted the Certificate of International Studies at the London School of Economics ( London, England ) in 1936.
Major R.F. Wodehouse joined the Canadian Army at the outbreak of the Second World War, serving in the United Kingdom, the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations and on Staff of Headquarters, First Canadian Army in Northwest Europe. He received the M.B.E. for services in Photographic Interpretation, and in 1945 was nominated to a Canadian War Staff Course at the Royal Military College of Canada ( R.M.C., Kingston, Ontario ).
In January 1962 he left the Army to join the National Gallery of Canada as Curator of the War Collections, where he published A Check List of the War Collections in 1968. The Collections have remained under his care since their transfer to the Canadian War Museum of the National Museum of Man in November 1971.
( sources : Aviation Paintings, Wikipedia )