About

Takao Tanabe (b. 1926) is an important figure in Canadian painting and printmaking. Tanabe creates landscape paintings of the British Columbia coast, eliminating non-essential details, creating serene compositions which reward long contemplation. He is well known for his transcendent light and atmosphere, which fluctuates from delicate and misty to stormy and brooding. Dominated by strong horizons and large swaths of water and sky, his works are devoid of man-made elements such as cars, telephone poles, and architectural structures.

Selected Works

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Takao Tanabe

Three Islands, 1992

1992

Acrylic on canvas

  • 14" x 13"
Takao Tanabe

Two Islands, 1992

1992

Acrylic on canvas

  • 16 1/2" x 13 1/4"
Takao Tanabe

Queen Charlotte Summer 1

1983

Acrylic on Canvas

  • 24" x 44"
Takao Tanabe

Queen Charlotte Strait, 2

2010

Acrylic on Canvas

  • 13" x 7 1/2"
Takao Tanabe

Sunset Study, 1999

1999

Acrylic on Canvas

  • 10" x 13"
Takao Tanabe

Inside Passage, in Lama Pass

2001

Acrylic on Canvas

  • 7 1/2" x 10"
Takao Tanabe

Inside Passage #3

1996

Acrylic on Canvas

  • 18 1/2" x 11 1/4"
Takao Tanabe

Autumn Foothills, 5/83

1983

Acrylic on Canvas

  • 13 3/4" x 27"

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