Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Catalogue Reviews

The Daily Gleaner
07 Oct 1975

A review of the exhibition catalogue Canadian Painting in the Thirties, written by Charles Hill and published by the National Gallery of Canada. Reviewer Dale Estey advises readers that this book would appeal more to artists and art historians than to the general public. She laments the shortage of colour reproductions, but praises the technical quality of the black and white images. Estey notes several of the artists included in the catalogue, such as Emily Carr, Jack Humphrey, Goodridge Roberts, L. L. FitzGerald and Paraskeva Clark, as well as the Group of Seven. She has high praise, in particular, for Humphrey?s Charlotte and 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.