Takao Tanabe

Once a year, the National Gallery of Canada receives $15,000 from artist Takao Tanabe to recognize an up-and-coming Canadian artist through the purchase of their work for the national collection. Read more


The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has announced that the 2nd Annual Tanabe Prize for British Columbia painters has been awarded to Lynn Price. Read more


Established by artist Takao Tanabe, the Tanabe Prize is a new annual award given to artists whose primary medium is painting and who are residents of British Columbia. In addition to being painters, recipients must be mid-career artists. Read more


It was standing room only at the Great Hall of the BC Law Courts to watch veteran BC artists Gathie Falk and Takao Tanabe receive the prestigious prize, which honours a lifetime achievement in art. Read more


Senior British Columbia artist Takao Tanabe is best known for his paintings, which range from early experiments with abstract expressionism to recent large-scale portrayals of the Canadian landscape. Read more


November 25, 2011, opening night at one of Burnaby Art Gallery’s biggest shows in its 50-year history and a key person is a no-show. The artist himself, Takao Tanabe, can’t leave his Vancouver Island home. Read more


In the early ‘50s, between the Automatistes and Painters 11, Winnipeg Abstraction ruled the roost! Read more

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A retrospective launching this fall in Victoria will take the “beautifully grand” landscapes of West Coast painter Takao Tanabe across the nation. Read more