Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Media Index

Canadian Painting in the Thirties: Notes from a Fast View Through
01 Apr 1975

A brief report by Peter Malkin, Assistant Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, on his visit to the National Gallery of Canada to see Canadian Painting in the Thirties. He remarks on the preponderance of brown-green tones in the paintings, praises David Milne?s Red Nasturtiums (1937), and mentions LeMoine FitzGerald and Emily Carr.


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.