Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Media Index

Manifestations diverses
L'Association de la Galerie national d'Ottawa: Bulletin
01 Jan 1975

Announcement of the inauguration of the Canadian Painting in the Thirties exhibition by the Prime Minister on January 30 at 9 p.m., followed by a reception in the National Gallery of Canada studio. Guests are encouraged to dress in 1930s attire. The principal artists represented in the exhibition, some of whom will be at the opening, are Emily Carr, A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, Frederick Varley, David Milne, Jean Paul Lemieux, Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Edwin Holgate, Paul-Émile Borduas, Stanley Cosgrove, Marian Scott, Philip Surrey, Goodridge Roberts and Charles Comfort.


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.