Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Ottawa Exhibition

Une exposition d'envergure
Le Droit
31 Jan 1975

Caption to photograph showing Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau in front of Goodridge Roberts? Standing Nude at the opening of the Canadian Painting in the Thirties exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada. Residents of the Outaouais region will be able to familiarize themselves with a very dynamic period in the life of Canadian art?one marked by the reactions of artists to the Group of Seven. Beginning on March 2, the exhibition will tour Canada?s major cities.


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.