Train Murals

February 1 – February 28, 1988

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

This was a series of murals inspired by Canadian landscape as seen from a train. Each artist approached the landscapes in their own style. The artists included Frederick James Finley, Harry Leslie Smith, Edwin Headle Holgate, Yvonne McKague Housser, Alexander Young Jackson and Walter Joseph Phillips. Their subjects included national parks, lakes and provincial parks.

The pieces were originally displayed in passenger train cars ad had been damaged as a result. In 1977, Via Rail began a three year restoration process and replaced them with reproductions in the cars.

This exhibition was a part of The Adaskin Years: A Celebration of Canada’s Arts festival, which featured music, speeches and exhibitions.