Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Ottawa Exhibition

PM to Open Exhibition
Star Phoenix
27 Jan 1975

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An article announcing that Prime Minister Trudeau will open the exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada of Canadian paintings from the 1930s. 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, on view in Ottawa until 2 March, will travel to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, and to Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Montreal.


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.