Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Media Index

Canadian Painting of 1930s on Display in Ottawa to March 2
North Bay Nugget
31 Jan 1975

A report of the opening, by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, of the exhibition Canadian Painting in the Thirties, on view at the National Gallery of Canada until 2 March 1975. The exhibition will then travel to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, Edmonton Art Gallery, Saskatoon Gallery and Conservatory Corporation (Mendel Art Gallery), and Musée d?art contemporain de Montréal. Curated by Charles Hill, the show includes over 100 paintings, and is accompanied by an exhibition catalogue. It traces the development of painting, beginning with The Group of Seven and Canadian Group of Painters.


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.