The 1975 exhibition: Ottawa Exhibition
Canadian Painting Exhibit will Tour
Prince Rupert News
07 Feb 1975
An article announcing that Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau opened the National Gallery of Canada exhibition Canadian Painting in the Thirties. Early works from among more than 100 paintings include many by the Group of Seven; later paintings demonstrate the rising social conscience of artists in the 1940s. Charles Hill, Assistant Curator of Post-Confederation Art, organized the show, selecting the works and writing the catalogue. About two thirds of the works in the show have been borrowed from other galleries and private collections, while 31 paintings are from the National Gallery?s permanent collection. 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.