The 1975 exhibition: Ottawa Exhibition
PM to Open Exhibit of Canada Paintings
Prince George Citizen
28 Jan 1975
© Prince George Citizen
An article announcing that Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau will open the upcoming National Gallery of Canada 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 show and wrote the catalogue. The exhibition includes landscapes, figures and still lifes, and examines trends in Toronto, Montreal and on the West Coast, as well as among independent artists. Emily Carr, Fred Varley, Jock Macdonald, LeMoine FitzGerald and David Milne are among the artists represented. Other influential figures include Dr. Norman Bethune and his Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy. The exhibition continues in Ottawa until 2 March, before moving to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, and on to Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Montreal.