The 1975 exhibition: Media Index
30s Clothes Featured at '30s Art Exhibit
30 Aug 1975
An article announcing the opening of the Canadian Painting in the Thirties exhibition at the Edmonton Art Gallery, organized by the National Gallery of Canada. Guests will be dressed in the style of the 1930s and jazz musician Big Miller will provide entertainment for the opening. The exhibition traces the development of painting during the 1930s, beginning with the landscapes of the Group of Seven and later the Canadian Group of Painters. Edwin Holgate, Lilias Torrance Newton and Prudence Heward explored the figure as a subject. Emily Carr, Frederick Varley and Jock MacDonald were painting in B.C. John Lyman, having worked with Matisse, introduced European styles to Goodridge Roberts and Paul-╔mile Borduas, founders of the Contemporary Art Society. The works of A.Y. Jackson, Emily Carr, David Milne, John Lyman, Paraskeva Clark and Goodridge Roberts are included in the exhibition. Charles C. Hill, Assistant Curator of Post-Confederation Art at the National Gallery of Canada organized the show. An exhibition of J.D. Turner, friend of the Group of Seven, is presented in conjunction with this exhibition.