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Little Man Walking, 1939

Philip Surrey
Canadian, 1910 - 1990
watercolour and gouache over graphite on purple wove paper
31.4 x 24.5 cm
Purchased 1978
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23194)
© Nicholas Simpson

Prohibition . . . in . . . Montreal of meetings of the Communist party, and throughout the province the seizure . . . of the evil literature which it spreads. God be praised! . . . Note the . . . disguises with which Communism covers itself: . . . the campaigns against Fascism, the saving of democratic institutions, freedom of speech and meeting . . . Let us allow to fall into the discredit it deserves the theory that it is of the nature of liberty to be able to choose between good and evil. Archbishop Gauthier, Montreal, March 1938, quoted in Eugene Forsey, "Under the Padlock," Canadian Forum, May 1938

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