Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Other Venues

Canadian Painting in the Thirties
Folio (Vol. 3, No. 10)
01 Oct 1975

An announcement of Canadian Painting in the Thirties, organized by the National Gallery of Canada, on view at the Mendel Art Gallery. Charles C. Hill, Assistant Curator at the National Gallery of Canada, organized the exhibition .The dominant theme during the Depression was the movement between polarities: from nationalism to internationalism, from the Group of Seven to the Contemporary Arts Society, from Toronto to Montreal. The exhibition consists of 130 paintings and documentary photographs borrowed from public and private collections. The show will travel to major centres across Canada and will be on view at the Mendel Art Gallery form October 16 to November 17. Announcement illustrated with a black and white reproduction of John Lyman?s Card Game (c. 1935), Pegi Nicol MacLeod?s Children in Pliofilm (1939), Sarah Robertson?s Village, Isle of Orleans (1939) and Paraskeva Clark?s Self-portrait.


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.