The 1975 exhibition: Ottawa Exhibition
Trudeau to Open Gallery in Ottawa
The Pioneer Journal
31 Jan 1975
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An article announcing that Prime Minister 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 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. The show 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.