Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Other Venues

Depression Art
The Herald
01 Aug 1975

© Calgary Herald

An announcement of the Canadian Painting in the Thirties exhibition at the Glenbow-Alberta Institute, organized by the National Gallery of Canada. Although the 1930s was a time of hardship and deprivation, a substantial amount of art was produced, depicting both the social conditions and placid landscapes. Announcement is illustrated with a colour reproduction of Miller Brittain?s Longshoremen.


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.