Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Media Index

Peinture des années trente
Canada d'aujourd'hui (No. 32)
01 Jul 1975

Announcement of the Canadian Painting in the Thirties exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada [this past] February. The exhibition traces the evolution of Canadian painting during this troubled period, from the Group of Seven?s landscapes to urban themes. The exhibition includes some 100 paintings by various artists, such as A.Y. Jackson, Emily Carr, David Milne, John Lyman, André Biéler and Goodridge Roberts, and is touring throughout Canada.


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.