Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Media Index

Canadian Paintings will go on Tour
The Daily Reporter
28 Jan 1975

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An article by James Nelson announcing that Prime Minister Trudeau will open the upcoming National Gallery exhibition Canadian Painting in the Thirties. Early works include those by the Group of Seven, while later paintings demonstrate the rising social conscience of artists in the 1940s. Charles Hill, Assistant Curator of Post-Confederation Art, organized the exhibition.


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.