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Takao Tanabe

BORN: 1926 in Prince Rupert, BC.

1946-1949: Winnipeg School of Art, Winnipeg
1951-1952: Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, NY
1954: Central School of Arts & Crafts, London, England
1959: Isao Hirayama, Tokyo University of Fine Arts, Tokyo

Equinox Gallery, Vancouver BC

The Seasons, Ottawa Art Gallery
Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary AB
Chronicles of Form and Place: Works on Paper by Takao Tanabe, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby BC

The Early Years, 1951-1965, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
Print Retrospective, 1967-2007, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

Mountains in Winter, Whyte Museum, Banff; Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton BC; West Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, BC

Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary AB

Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

Banners & Banner Paintings, Centre A, Vancouver, BC
Takao Tanabe: Light, Sky & Land, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff

Takao Tanabe Retrospective, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Works on Paper, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary

50 Years of Works on Paper, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Takao Tanabe: Wet Coasts and Dry Lands, Kelowna Art Gallery; Southern Alberta Art Gallery; Kamloops Art Gallery; Two Rivers Gallery

Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

Dominion Gallery, Montreal, QC

Site Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary AB

Cut and Paste, Equinox Project Space, Vancouver, BC

Calgary Collects, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Shore, Forest and Beyond: Art From the Audain Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Landscape/Cityscape, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

Enacting Abstraction, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Dynamic Rhythm, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON

Our Changing Landscape: Perspectives On and Interpretations of British Columbia, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
The Group of Seven to Takao Tanabe...Inspiring Landscape, Whyte Museum, Banff, AB

Cannon Fodder: Looking at Landscape, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
An Eye for It, Museum London, London, ON

Views of the Coast, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Altered Images, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver: 75 Years, Permanent Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Recent Acquisitions, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

2013: Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts
2007: Paul D. Fleck Fellowship in the Arts, The Banff Centre
2003: Governer-General's Award in the Visual and Media Arts
2002: Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
2000: Doctor of Letters (Hon), Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design
1999: Member, Order of Canada
1995: D.F.A.(Hon), University of Lethbridge
1993: Order of British Columbia
1990: Honourary Diploma, Emily Carr College of Art and Design
1977: Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal
1969: Canada Council Senior Fellowship
1967: Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy
1959: Canada Council Bursary
1953: Emily Carr Foundation Scholarship

Collection, Connection and the Making of Meaning (exhibition catalogue), The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, 2013, p. 22.

Martens, Darrin J., Denise Leclerc, and Ihor Hulubizky. Chronicles of Form and Place: Works on Paper by Takao Tanabe. Hemlock Printers Ltd., 2012. Print.

Sinclair, Catherine, Takao Tanabe, and Heather Igloliorte. Takao Tanabe: The Seasons (exhibition catalogue). Ottawa Art Gallery, 2011.

Reid, Robert R., William C. McConnell. Takao Tanabe: Sometime Printer. Alcuin Society, 2010. Print.

Nasgaard, Roald. Abstract Painting in Canada. Douglas & MacIntyre, 2007. p.139. Print.

Thom, Ian M., et al. Takao Tanabe. Douglas & MacIntyre, 2005. Print.

Ed. Elder, Alan C. A Modern Life: Art and Design in British Columbia 1945 – 1960. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004. p. 172.

Niosi, Goody. Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: Recipients of the Order of British Columbia. Heritage House Publishing Co., 2002. p. 185.

Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Windsor
Burnaby Art Gallery
Canada Council, Ottawa
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Confederation Centre and Art Gallery, Charlottetown
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton
Glenbow Museum, Calgary
Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener
Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna
Laurentian Museum, Sudbury
London Art Gallery, London, ON
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Musee d'art Contemporain, Montreal
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa
Peter Whyte Gallery, Banff
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC
Vancouver Art Gallery
Winnipeg Art Gallery
The Banff Centre, Banff
Carleton University, Ottawa
Concordia University, Sir George Williams Galleries, Montreal
Dalhousie University, Halifax
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Memorial University, St. John's
Mt. Allison University, Owens Gallery, Sackville, NB
Queen's University, Agnes Etherington Gallery, Kingston
Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta
Seneca College, Toronto
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
University of Alberta, Edmonton
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Guelph
University of Lethbridge
University of New Brunswick
University of Toronto, Hart House
University of Regina
University of Victoria
University of Western Ontario, London
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco
Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton
Alberta House Collection, London, England
British Columbia Provincial Collection, Victoria
CBC Vancouver
Dept. of External Affairs, Ottawa
Dept. of Public Works, Ministry of Agriculture, Ottawa
Dept. of Trade and Commerce, Exhibition Commission, Ottawa
Province of Manitoba Collection, Winnipeg
Winnipeg Centennial Library