Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Ottawa Exhibition

Canadian Painting in the Thirties (advertisement)
Arts Canada (Vol. 32, No. 1)
01 Mar 1975

The cover of Arts Canada, March 1973, and an advertisement for the National Gallery of Canada?s exhibition Canadian Painting in the Thirties. Dates are listed for the Ottawa exhibition and national tour to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, Edmonton Art Gallery, Saskatoon Gallery and Conservation Corporation (Mendel Gallery) and Musée d?art contemporain, Montreal. The advertisement is illustrated with a colour reproduction of LeMoine FitzGerald?s The Pool (1934).


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.