Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Ottawa Exhibition

La peinture canadienne des années trente / Canadian Painting in the Thirties
Information Canada - Information Bulletin / Bulletin d'information
31 Jan 1975

Announcement of the opening of the Canadian Painting in the Thirties exhibition, at the National Gallery of Canada from January 31 to March 2, 1975. The exhibition traces the evolution of painting in Canada from the nationalist milieu of Toronto to the internationalist school of Montréal. It will be opened by the Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliott Trudeau on January 30, 1975 at 9 p.m. The exhibition includes more than 100 works. A bilingual catalogue including seven studies, reproductions of all the works and documentary photographs of the artists will be available at the National Gallery.


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.