Canadian Group of Painters. The Group's first Canadian exhibition (preceded by a U.S. summer show at Atlantic City). The catalogue for the Toronto show states the Group's objectives:

"to encourage and foster the growth of Art in Canada which has a national character, not necessarily of time and place, but also expressive of its philosophy, and wide appreciation of the right of Canadian artists to find beauty and character in all things. To extend the creative faculty beyond the professional meaning of art and to make it a more common language of expression is also a part of its aim. Hitherto, it has been a landscape art, typical of all new movements, but . . . figures and portraits have been slowly added to the subject matter, strengthening and occupying the background of landscape. Here also more modern ideas of technique and subject have been brought into the scope of Canadian painting, keeping the art in the van of our forward stride as a nation."


The Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art
The CCCA Canadian Art Database: Chronologies