Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Lectures, Films and Special Events

Pictures from the 1930's (Reference for NFB film)
The Video Source Book
01 Jan 1980

From The Video Source Book 1980. Reprinted with permission of Gale, a division of Thomson Learning:

Catalogue of the Video Source Book including listing of Pictures from the 1930s. 31-minute movie based on Canadian Painting in the Thirties organized by the National Gallery of Canada. The program juxtaposes paintings with newsreels from the Depression. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada.


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.