TAKAO TANABE: New Paintings

On Saturday, June 3rd, Mira Godard Gallery is pleased to open an exhibition of new paintings by TAKAO TANABE. The artist will be present.

Art Exhibition previously on at Mira Godard Gallery in Canada.
From Saturday 03 June 2017 to Saturday 01 July 2017
Launch Saturday 03 June 2017, 2pm - 5pm

Published by Mira Godard Gallery on Tuesday 16 May 2017.
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TAKAO TANABE has been an important figure in Canadian painting and printmaking for over six decades.

Born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia in 1926, TAKAO TANABE studied in Canada, Europe, the United States and Japan. Following a decade as head of the art program and artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre, he returned to British Columbia in 1980 where he lives and works.

TAKAO TANABE’s work is in numerous international, public, corporate and private collections including: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Art Gallery of Ontario; Canada Council Art Bank; Glenbow Museum, Calgary; National Gallery of Canada; Tate Museum, U.K.; Vancouver Art Gallery; Borden, Ladner, Gervais; Four Seasons Hotels; Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd.; Scotiabank; UBS Canada Inc.

Tanabe is the recipient of several honorary degrees and awards including Order of British Columbia (1993); Order of Canada (Member, 1999); the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2003) and the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts (2013).

In 2005, the retrospective Takao Tanabe was organized by Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Vancouver Art Gallery and toured nationally. In 2016, the exhibition Takao Tanabe – Sumie: Ink Brush Paintings, was featured at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, Burnaby, British Columbia.

TAKAO TANABE has been represented by Mira Godard Gallery for over 55 years.


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