The 1975 exhibition: Media Index
Canadian Painting in the Thirties
01 Jun 1975
Announcement of Canadian Painting in the Thirties exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. The show consists of over 130 paintings, and will travel to Vancouver and other major centers. Charles C. Hill, Assistant Curator at the National Gallery of Canada organized the exhibition and wrote a catalogue on this ignored part of Canadian history. The dominant theme during the Depression was the movement between polarities: from nationalism to internationalism, from the Group of Seven to the Contemporary Arts Society, from Toronto to Montreal. Canadian painters strove to free themselves from the influence of previous artists and to provide impetus for new directions in the 1940s.