Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Media Index

Gallery Roundup
The Montreal Star
05 Feb 1975

Permission from the Globe and Mail

An announcement that the exhibition Canadian Painting in the Thirties is on view at the National Gallery of Canada. With over 100 paintings, the show explores the development of painting from a nationalist Toronto-based scene, which was influenced by the Group of Seven, to an internationalist Montreal-based school centred around John Lyman. The exhibition will travel across Canada, stopping in the fall at the Musée d?art contemporain de Montréal.


Images of the exhibition's installation, the opening ceremony and official visits.

Media Coverage

Almost 200 newspaper and magazine articles in English, French and other languages: reviews, details of the Canadian tour, lectures, films and special events.


Audio clip of curator Charles Hill interviewed by CBC's Carol Bishop. Includes Pierre Trudeau's opening speech.

NFB Film

Derek May's 1977 documentary Pictures From the 1930s looks at the exhibition in the context of the Depression, with newsreel footage of the day.