Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Lectures, Films and Special Events

Another Facet to Adaskin 75th
Times - Colonist
21 Mar 1981

An announcement of a performance by Murray Adaskin at the University of Victoria. Adaskin?s composition, In Praise of ?Canadian Painting in the Thirties? will be performed for the first time in Western Canada. Murray and Francis Adaskin have a comprehensive private collection of Canadian art. The Chamber Players of Toronto commissioned the composition in 1975, as a tribute to Canadian Painting in the Thirties, organized by the National Gallery of Canada. Other information in article regarding Francis Adaskin, Rudolf Komorous and Bernard Naylor.


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.