Takao Tanabe

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; McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton; 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); 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 2011, the traveling exhibition: Chronicles of Form and Place: Works on Paper by Takao Tanabe was organized by the Burnaby Art Gallery, and McMaster Museum of Art. 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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Takao Tanabe, Sumie: Ink Brush Paintings

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

February 13 - May 8, 2016

Takao Tanabe’s 2016 exhibition catalogue at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre. It looks at Tanabe’s visit to Japan to study the art of sumie and calligraphy

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Takao Tanabe

Takao Tanabe

Ian M. Thom, Roald Nasgaard, Nancy Tousley, Jeffrey Spalding

2005

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1926 Born in Prince Rupert, B.C.
Currently lives and works in Parksville, BC



Selected Exhibitions

2018 The Landscape Show (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2018 On Paper- A Survey Exhibition, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2018 PREVIEW 2018, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2017 New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2017 Preview 2017,(group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2015 7 New Paintings, (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2015 Landscape/Cityscape (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2014 The Landscape Show (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2014 New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2012 Painters/Printmakers (group show), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2012 The Self-Portrait Show (group show with catalogue), Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2012 TAKAO TANABE , The Early Years Part II, 1965-75, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2011 The Seasons, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa
2010 TAKAO TANABE, The Early Years 1951-65, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2007 New Paintings and a Print Retrospective, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2006/07 Takao Tanabe, Retrospective organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, traveling to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg
2002 40th Anniversary Exhibition: New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery
1999 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1998 Dominion Gallery, Montreal
1997 A “Duchampian” Look at the Glenbow Collection, Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB
1996 The 70th Birthday Show, Mira Godard Gallery,Toronto
Site Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba
Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary
1995 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1994 Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary
1991 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1989 Dominion Gallery, Montreal
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1988 Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York
Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1987 Canada House Cultural Centre, London, England
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1986 Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1985 Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1981 Mira Godard Gallery, Calgary
1980 Art Gallery of Hamilton (traveling, catalogue)
1979 Glenbow Museum, Calgary
Mira Godard Gallery, Calgary
The Alberta Landscape, Edmonton Art Gallery
1978 University of Calgary Art Gallery
Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge AB
1976 Takao Tanabe 1972-76: The Land, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery,
Regina (traveling)
Changing Visions: The Canadian Landscape, Art Gallery of Ontario,
Toronto (traveling)
1975 Marlborough Gallery, Rome, Italy
Aspects of Canadian Art, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo
13 Canadians, Marlborough Gallery, New York


Selected Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Art Gallery of Ontario
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Confederation Art Centre
Glenbow Museum, Calgary
Hart House, University of Toronto
London Regional Art Gallery
Memorial University Art Gallery
Musée d’art Contemporain, Montreal
National Gallery of Canada
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Simon Fraser University
University of Alberta
Bank of Canada, Ottawa
Bank of Montreal
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Department of External Affairs
Four Seasons Hotels, Ltd.
Imperial Oil, Toronto
Petro Canada, Calgary
Xerox Canada Inc. Toronto

For additional works, please contact the gallery.