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Takao Tanabe

EDUCATION

1959         Isao Hirayama, Tokyo University of Fine Arts, Tokyo
1954         Central School of Arts and Crafts, London, England
1946-49    Winnipeg School of Art, Winnipeg
1951-52    Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn
1951         Hans Hofmann, New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1995         Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1995         A Tribute: 1950 to the Present, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1994         Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1994         Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary
1993         Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1993         The Collected Prints, 1950-1990, Vancouver Art Gallery
1992         Teck Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
1992         Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1992         Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary
1991         Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1990         Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1990         Dominion Galleries, Montreal
1989         Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1989         Dominion Galleries, Montreal
1988         Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1987         Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1987         Canada House, London, England
1987         Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary
1984         Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1986         Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1985         Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1985         Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York
1985         30 Year Print Retrospective, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1985         Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary
1983         Mira Godard Gallery, Calgary and Toronto
1983         Graphica Art Gallery, Edmonton
1983         Robertson Galleries, Ottawa
1982         Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1980         Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
1980         Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
1980         W.J. Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta
1979         Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1979         Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto and Calgary
1979         A Drawing Exhibition, Glenbow Museum, Calgary (toured to Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon;
1979         Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge; Medicine Hat Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta;
                Memorial University, St. John´s, Newfoundland)
1978         University of Calgary Art Gallery, Calgary          
1978         Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge
1978         Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg
1978         Mira Godard Gallery, Montreal
1977         Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1977         Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1976         Marlborough Godard Gallery, Toronto
1975         Marlborough Roma, Rome, Italy
1975         Marlborough Godard Gallery, Montreal
1975         Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1974         Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
1973         Marlborough Godard Gallery, Montreal
1972-76    The Land, Norman McKenzie Gallery, Regina (toured to Winnipeg Art Gallery; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon;
                Glenbow Museum, Calgary; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; Edmonton Art Gallery; Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg)
1972         McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
1972         Marlborough Godard Gallery, Toronto
1971         Galerie Godard Lefort, Montreal
1970         Lofthouse Gallery, Ottawa
1969         20:20 Gallery, London, Ontario
1968         Galerie Agnes Lefort, Montreal
1967         Lofthouse Galleries, Ottawa
1967         Atlantic Provinces Art Circuit (6-city tour of 4 eastern provinces)
1966         Galerie Agnes Lefort, Montreal
1966         New Design Gallery, Vancouver
1966         Yellow Door Gallery, Winnipeg
1965         Blue Barn Gallery, Ottawa
1965         Western Art Circuit (8-city tour of 4 western provinces)
1964         New Design Gallery, Vancouver
1963         Little Blue Barn Gallery, Ottawa
1962         Galerie Agnes Lefort, Montreal
1962         New Design Gallery, Vancouver
1961         New Design Gallery, Vancouver
1960         Nihonbashi Gallery, Tokyo
1959         New Design Gallery, Vancouver
1959         Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
1958         Gallery of Contemporary Art, Toronto
1957         Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1957         Gallery of Contemporary Art, Toronto
1956         University of Manitoba, Art School Gallery, Winnipeg
1955         Robertson Galleries, Ottawa
1955         McGill University, School of Architecture Gallery, Montreal
1953         Richardson´s Gallery, Winnipeg
1953         Robertson Galleries, Ottawa
1953         University of Alberta, Edmonton
1953         Coste House, Calgary
1952         Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
1952         Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1995         Modernism Triumphant: Canadian Art of the 1960s, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
1994         Reflecting Paradise, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1994         Hidden Values: Western Corporations Collect, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton (travelling)
1993         Looking Back: The First Five Years, 1976-80, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1992         Robert Ayre: The Critic and the Collector, Concordia Art Gallery, Montreal
1992         Four Canadian Artists: Reflections on the Environment, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont
1992         Achieving the Modern, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
1992         The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (toured nationally)
1991         Oldman River Expedition Exhibition, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1990         Pritchard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
1990         Paris Gibson Square Center for Contemporary Art
1990         Missoula Museum of Art, Missoula, Montana
1990         Spaces and Places: Eight Decades of Landscape Painting in Alberta, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido, Japan
1987         Printshops of Canada: A National Survey, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
1987         Shikataga Nai: Contemporary Art by Japanese Canadians, Hamilton Artists´ Inc., Hamilton, Ontario
                (toured to Burlington and London, Ontario)
1986         Spaces and Places: Eight Decades of Landscape Painting in Alberta, Edmonton Art Gallery
                (toured to eight public galleries in Canada)
1984         Yesterday and Today, Mclntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario:
1984         Reflections, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1983         Vancouver: Art and Artists: 1931-1983, Vancouver Art Gallery
1981         Recent Acquisitions, Glenbow Museum, Calgary
1980         Albertascape: Selected Works from Alberta Art Foundation, Red Deer Public Library, Red Deer, Alberta
1980         Not Another Print Show: Alberta 75 (toured in Alberta)
1979         Selected Works on Tour, Alberta Art Foundation (toured in Japan)
1979         The Alberta Landscape, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton
1979         Shell Canada Collection, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia
1979         Aspects of Canadian Printmaking (toured to 14 Canadian galleries)
1978         33 Artists from the Alberta Art Foundation Collection, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta
1979         Landscape Reflections, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1979         London/ Banff Exchange, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1979         XI Commonwealth Games, Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton
1979         Recent Acquisitions/ University of Lethbridge, Glenbow Museum, Calgary
1977         Alberta Art Foundation Selections, Glenbow Museum, Calgary
1977         A Ten-Year Survey, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia
1976         Changing Visions: The Canadian Landscape, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1976         Spectrum ´76, Olympics, Montreal
1976         Contemporary Canadian Prints, Galeria d´Arte, Pescara, Italy
1975         Calgary Collects: Calgary Festival Show, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary
1975         Through the Looking Glass, Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Rental Gallery, Toronto
1975         Malaspina Print Show, Vancouver
1974         Aspects of Canadian Art, Albright- Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York
1974         13 Canadians, Marlborough Gallery, New York
1974         9 Canadians – A Print Show, Deson-Zaks, Chicago
1974         Lithographs from Landfall Press, Illinois State University, Springfield, Illinois
1974         Banff Centre Summer Faculty Show, Peter Whyte Gallery, Banff, Alberta
1974         Landscape Abbreviations, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria
1973         Canada Council Art Bank in Paris, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris
1973         Banff Centre Summer Faculty Show, Peter Whyte Gallery, Banff, Alberta
1972         Marlborough Godard Gallery, Toronto
1971         2-Man Show, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
1971         McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia
1971         Multiples, Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia
1971         RCA Annual Exhibition, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
1968         7th Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1968         Multiples Exhibition – Young Sculptors, Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
1968         Impressions 58/ 68, Canadian Books Exhibition, Society of Graphic Designers, Toronto (toured in England, France,
                East and West Germany) (represented by books designed for Periwinkle Press and Klanak Press, Vancouver)
1968         Prints, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
1968         Prints, Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia
1967         Montreal Collects, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
1967         Watercolours, Prints & Drawings, Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
1967         Some Painters of the B.C. Mainland, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria
1967         300 Years of Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (travelling)
1967         Joy and Celebration, Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
1967         7th Annual Northwest Painters Exhibition, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
1965         82nd Annual Spring Show, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
1965         The Canada Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1965         Focus on Drawings, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto
1965         Brock Hall Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1965         Seattle Art Museum: Pacific Northwest Annual
1965         Canadian Prints and Drawings, Cardiff Commonwealth Arts Festival, Cardiff, Wales
1964         Canadian Watercolours, Drawings and Prints, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1964         Annual exhibition, Canadian Group of Painters
1964         9th Winnipeg Show, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
1964         Pacific Northwest Annual, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
1963         Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1963         Contemporary Canadian Painting and Sculpture, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York
1963         15th Annual Contemporary Exhibition and Sale, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1962         Northwest Art Today, World´s Fair, Seattle
1962         Commonwealth Centre, London, England: Commonwealth Art Today
1962         Vancouver Art Gallery: Contemporary Exhibition and Sale
1962         Drawings by 8 B.C. Artists, Burnaby Art Society, Burnaby, British Columbia, and the
                Vancouver International Festival, Vancouver
1961         Annual exhibition, Canadian Group of Painters
1961         5 Japanese-Canadians, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto
1961         15th Annual Contemporary Canadian Paintings, Sculpture and Graphics, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto
1959         Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1959         7 West Coast Painters, Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
1959         20th International Biennial of Watercolors, Brooklyn Museum, New York
1958         World´s Fair, Brussels, Belgium
1958         Canadian Painters, Geneva, Switzerland (travelled to Cologne, West Germany; Utrecht, Netherlands;
                Groningen, Netherlands)
1958         1st Inter-American Biennial of Arts and Crafts, Mexico City
1958         Do You Own a Contemporary Painting?, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1958         4 Canadians, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto
1957         Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1957         Young Contemporaries, London Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1957         A Four-man Show
1957         Bienal, São Paolo, Brazil
1957         Triennale, Milan, Italy
1956         Guggenheim International Exhibition, Guggenheim Gallery, Paris and New York
1956         Canadian Abstract Painters, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
1956         The Winnipeg Show, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
1955         Summer Show, A.I.A. Gallery, London, England
1955         Canadian Painters Abroad, London Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1953         Bienal, São Paolo, Brazil
1955         Caracas Exhibition, Caracas, Venezuela
1955         8th Quarterly Show, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1955         Canadian Survey Show, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1955         Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
1951         Annual Spring Exhibition, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
1949-50    Hudson´s Bay Store, and coffee houses, Winnipeg

COMMISSIONS

1982         Five nylon banners, Canadian Embassy, Mexico City
1981         Acrylic-on-canvas painting, Esso Resources Limited, Calgary
1973         56 nylon banners, University of Alberta, Edmonton
1973         8 nylon banners, University of Regina, Regina
1973         Sewn silk hanging, Arthur Vincent, Winnipeg
1968         Nylon banner, Confederation Centre, Charlottetown
1967         Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, Sir John Carling Building: Paper Collage Mural, 13´ x 80´
1967         Six silk hangings, Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg
1963         Summer street banners, City of Vancouver
1956         Mosaic mural, Winnipeg Builders´ Exchange Building, Winnipeg
1953         Mural, Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia (Kemglo house paint-
1953         On-plywood, lost for many years, now re-discovered)

COLLECTIONS

Corporate Collections

Alberta Gas Trunk Company, Calgary
Alberta Government Telephones
Alliance Films
American Airlines
Amoco Canada Petroleum
Anglo-Canadian Company
The Bank of Canada, Ottawa
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto
Bennett, Jones, Calgary
Benson and Hedges, Toronto
Borden Elliot Kelly and Partners, Toronto
Brascan Ltd.
Bull, Hauser and Tupper, Vancouver
Burns Fry, Toronto
Canada Permanent Trust
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Canadian Pacific
Cancer Control Agency of B.C., Vancouver
Cassels Blaikie, Toronto
CDC Oil and Gas Company
Central Guaranty Trust, Toronto
Chemical Bank
Cigna Insurance
Citicorp Canada
Clarkson, Gordon
CN Hotels
The Co-operators
Council for Business and the Arts, Toronto
Credit Foncier
Daly-Gordon
Dean Witter Reynolds
Dofasco Inc., Hamilton, Ontario
Dome Petroleum
Dominion Bridge
Domtar Chemicals
Dow Chemicals Limited
Eaton Corp., Toronto
Esso Resources Limited
First City Trust, Toronto
Formosa Springs Brewery, Toronto
Four Seasons Hotels, Toronto
Geigy Limited, Montreal
Gellman, Hayward and Associates
Goodman and Goodman
Gordon Securities
The Granite Club, Toronto
Greenshields, Toronto
Gulf Oil Canada
H.B.C. Oil and Gas, Calgary
Hercules Sling and Machine, Montreal
Hiram Walker Resources
Imperial Life Company
Imperial Oil Ltd., Toronto
Inco Canada Limited
J. Walter Thompson Limited, New York
J.C. Penney, New York
James Richardson and Sons, Winnipeg
Liberal Party of Canada
Loewen, Ondaatje, Toronto
The London Club, London, Ontario
London Free Press, London
MacLean-Hunter, Toronto
Magnasonic Limited, Toronto
Marsh and McLennan
Marubeni
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Mazda Canada
McKeen and Wilson, Vancouver
McMillan Binch, Toronto
Middlefield Group, Toronto
Mobil Oil
Moore Corp.
Morrison Petroleum, Calgary
Nabisco, Canada
Nissan, Canada
Northern and Central Gas Company
Nynex Corporation, New York
Okanagan Skeena Group
Olympia and York Properties
Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt, Toronto
Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa
Oxford Developments, Toronto
Pattison Group, Vancouver
Petro-Canada
Polysar Canada
Price, Waterhouse
Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto
RBC Dominion Securities
Reed Paper Co., Toronto
Rolland Paper
Rothmans Limited
Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto
Royal Trust Company
Shell Canada Collection
Sifton Properties
Southam Press, Ottawa
Stelco Limited, Toronto
Sulpetro Resources
Sun Life Insurance, Toronto
Texaco Canada
Thorne, Riddell
Toronto Dominion Bank
Torys, Toronto
Turbo Resources, Calgary
Van-City Savings
Viceroy Resources
Western Co-op Fertilizers, Calgary
Winspear, Higgins, Stevenson, Toronto
Wood Gundy Limited, Toronto
Xerox Corporation                                                                                                                  

Public Collections

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco
Agnes Etherington Gallery, Queen´s University, Kingston, Ontario
Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton
Alberta House Collection, London, England
Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
British Columbia Provincial Collection, Victoria
The Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Carleton University, Ottawa
CBC Vancouver
Cleveland Museum, Cleveland
Concordia University, Sir George Williams Galleries, Montreal
Confederation Centre and Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Dalhousie University, Halifax
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa
Department of Public Works, Ministry of Agriculture, Ottawa
Department of Trade and Commerce, Exhibition Commission, Ottawa
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton
Glenbow Museum, Calgary
Hart House, University of Toronto,
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
Laurentian Museum, Sudbury, Ontario
London Regional Art Gallery and Historical Museum, London, Ontario
Memorial University, St. John´s, Newfoundland
Musée d´art contemporain, Montreal
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina
Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
Peter Whyte Gallery, Banff, Alberta
Province of Manitoba Collection, Winnipeg
Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta
Seneca College, Toronto
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
University of Alberta, Edmonton
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
University of Calgary, Calgary
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
Winnipeg Centennial Library, Winnipeg  

GRANTS/AWARDS

1995         Doctor of Fine Arts (Hon.), University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
1995         Fine Arts Committee and Design Committee, The National Capital Commission, Ottawa
1995         Canada Council “A” and “B” Grant and Art Bank juries
1993         Order of British Columbia
1990         Honorary Diploma, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver
1973         Elected full member, Royal Canadian Academy (resigned 1979)
1969         Senior Fellowship, Canada Council
1967         Elected Associate, Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts
1959         Canada Council Bursary
1953         Emily Carr Foundation Scholarship

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1991-93         Art Bank Advisory Committee, Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
1987              Self Study Committee, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver
1973-80         Head, Art Department, and artist- in-residence, Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta
1973-80         Visiting artist to many art departments in Canada
1967-68         Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver
1967-68         Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta
1962-65         Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Note: an asterisk (*) following an entry indicates an exhibition catalogue or brochure.         

"Abstract on display at U of L." Lethbridge Herald (Lethbridge, Alberta), 29 November 1985.
"The Alberta Landscape." Art Magazine II (September/ October 1979): 54-56.
Art Gallery of Ontario: The Canadian Collection. Toronto: McGraw Hill Co. of Canada Ltd., 1970, p. 438.
The Art Post (Toronto) 3 (December 1985 - January/ February 1986): p. 26 (review of exhibition at Paul Kuhn Fine Art, Calgary).
“Artist earns province´s top honor." Nanaimo Daily Free Press (Nanaimo, British Columbia), 21 May 1993.
"Artists to visit Lethbridge." Lethbridge Herald (Lethbridge, Alberta), 14 October 1992, p. B7.
Ashton, Dore. "Canadian Art in Review." Artscanada 31, nos. 3-4 (December 1974): 104-06.
“Autumn Foothills Painting.” The Business Quarterly 46 (Winter 1981): cover.
Ayre, Robert. "Tanabe – new experiences of earth and sky." Montreal Star, 13 April 1968.
Baker, Susanne Devonshire. Artists of Alberta. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1980,
Balkind, Alvin. Younger Vancouver Sculptors. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Fine Arts Gallery/ O’Brien Press Ltd., 1968.*
"Banff Fine Art School Loses its Dilettante Image." Globe and Mail (Toronto), 2 August 1980.
Bates, Catherine. "Two on Tangents." The Montreal Star, 17 November 1973.
Bell, Keith. “1971-77: The Land. Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina, Saskatchewan Exhibit." Artscanada 34 (March/ April 1977): 52.
Biennial Exhibition. Mexico City, Mexico, 1958.*
Boux, R. "Contemporary Mural Paintings from Western Canada." Canadian Art II, no. I (Autumn 1953): 25-28.
Bringhurst, Robert, et al. Visions: Contemporary Art in Canada. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre Ltd., 1983. p. 51.
Burke, Lora. "Serenity pleases reviewer." Regina Leader-Post, 4 November 1976.
Burnett, David, and Marilyn Schiff. Contemporary Canadian Art. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers Ltd., 1983, pp. 122-23, 278.
Canadian Art 20, no. 2 (March/ April 1963): 124.
Canadian Cross-Sections, 1970: An Exhibition in Four Segments of Works by Canadian Artists. Montreal: Galerie Godard Lefort, 1970.*
Crawford, Lenore. "Tanabe works hailed in return to London.” London Evening Free Press, 17 May 1969.
Creative Canada: a biographical dictionary of twentieth-century creative and performing artists.
Toronto: Published in association with McPherson Library, University of Victoria, by University of
Toronto Press, 1971, pp. 265-66.
Duval, Paul. Four Decades: The Canadian Group of Painters and Their Contemporaries, 1930-1970. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin and Co. Ltd., 1972, pp. 167, 175.
An Exhibition to Commemorate the XI Commonwealth Games. Edmonton: The Canadian Olympics Foundation, 1978, p. 11.*
Fay, Michael. "Tak Tanabe." Alberta Motorist (March/ April 1980): 51-52.
Firestone Art Collection. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd./ Ontario Heritage Foundation, 1978. p. 119.
Four Canadians: Paul V. Beaulieu, Pierre Clark, John Korner, Takao Tanabe. Toronto: Art Gallery of Toronto, 1957.*
Fridman, Susan Abells. "This End Up: Alberta´s Visual Arts Celebration.” Arts West 6, no. I (January 1981): 1-3.
Fulford, Robert. "Tanabe." Canadian Art 18, no. I (January/ February 1961): 50-51 (2 illustrations).
Godley, Elizabeth. "Sea gives artist views of separation of man from nature." Vancouver Sun, 16 March 1988, p. D8.
Graham, John W. "Tanabe Adds Prairie Clarity." Winnipeg Free Press, 18 September 1978.
Gustafson, Paula. Georgia Straight Review (Vancouver), 16 September 1994.
"Hanging Banners Canadian Embassy in Mexico City." Canadian Architecture 27 (Fall 1982): cover.
Harper, J. Russell. Painting in Canada: A History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966, p. 399.
Heywood, Irene. "Tanabe´s New Form of Landscape Painting." The Gazette (Montreal), 13 April 1968.
Hogg, Carol. "Takao Tanabe´s Solo Show at Glenbow Splendid and Long Overdue." The Calgary Herald, 4 February 1977, p. 48.
Hubbard, Robert H. National Gallery of Canada: Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. Ottawa and Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1960, pp. 289-90.
Hubbard, Robert H., and Jean-René Ostiguy. 300 Years of Canadian Art: An exhibition arranged in celebration of the Centenary of Confederation. Ottawa: The National Gallery of Canada, 1967, p. 251.*
Images of the Prairies. Saskatoon: Mendel Art Gallery, 1979.*.
IV bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. São Paulo, Brazil: Museu de Arte Moderna, 1957, p. 128.*
Kamienski, Jan. "An Artist Matures." Winnipeg Tribune, 11 June 1966.
Kamienski, Jan. "One-man show compared to well-chosen books." Winnipeg Tribune, 29 April 1971.
Kanbara, Bruce. Shikata Go Nai: Contemporary Art by Japanese Canadians. Hamilton: Hamilton Artists´ Inc., 1987.*
Koller, Katherine. "The hand-printed page." Interface 4, no. 6 (July, 1981): pp. 49-51.
Korner, John. "A New Consciousness of Form." Canadian Art II no. 4 (Summer 1954): 130-33.
Kritzwiser, Kay. "Tanabe´s message is pure landscape." Globe and Mail (Toronto), 16 December 1972, p. 28.
"Kunst in Kanada – Museumsneubauten." DU (Switzerland) (October 1985): 62.
Leclerc, Denise. “The 1950s.” The Crisis of Abstraction in Canada. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1992, pp. 187-88.*
Lee, Roger. “The Theories of Hans Hoffman and Their Influence on his West-coast Canadian Students.” M.A. thesis, Vancouver, University of British Columbia, 1966.
Leighton, David and Peggy. Artists, Builders and Dreamers. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1982, pp. 68-70.
Lerner, Loren, and Mary F. Williamson. Art and Architecture in Canada: a bibliography and
guide to the literature to 1981. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991. p. 259.
Lipman, Marci and Louise. Horizons: Contemporary Canadian Landscapes. Toronto, 1985.
London/ Banff Exchange. London, Ontario: London Regional Art Gallery, 1978.*
Lord, Barry. The History of Painting in Canada: Towards a People´s Art. Toronto: N.C. Press, 1974, p. 207.
Lowndes, Joan. "Tak Tanabe at the New Design Gallery.” Canadian Art 18 (July 1961): 269.
Lowndes, Joan. "Tak Tanabe at the New Design Gallery." Canadian Art 20 (January/ February 1963): 11.
McDougall, Arthur. "Exhibited Works Examine Horizons." The Lethbridge Herald, 12 November 1979, p. 7.
McKaskell, Robert. Modernism Triumphant. Canadian Art of the 1960s. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1995.*
McMann, Evelyn de Rostaing. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Formerly Art Association of Montreal: Spring Exhibitions, 1880-1970. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988, p. 369.
McMann, Evelyn de Rostaing. Royal Canadian Academy of Arts: Exhibitions and Members, 1880-1979. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1971, pp. 265-66.
McNairn, Ian. "Present Directions at Vancouver Art Gallery." Canadian Art 19 (May 1962): 176.
McNairn, Ian. 7 West Coast Painters. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Fine Arts Gallery, 1959.* Vancouver International Festival exhibition.
Matousek, Phyllis. "Never a wasted erg in Tak´s landscape.” Edmonton Journal, 29 October 1983.
Mays, John Bentley. "Artist´s True Spark Lights up Woodblock Prints.” Globe and Mail (Toronto), 30 March 1995.
Moderne Canadese Schilderkunst. Utrecht, Netherlands: Utrecht Centraal Museum, 1958.*
Morley, Patricia. "Prairie shapes mindscapes." Ottawa Citizen, 28 March 1981.
Morris, Jerrold. One Hundred Years of Canadian Drawings. Toronto: Methuen, 1980.
Nasby, Judith M. The University of Guelph Art Collection: A Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture. Guelph, Ontario: University of Guelph, 1980, p. 351.
Nixon, Virginia. "Takao Tanabe – Flat, Almost Endless Spaces." The Gazette (Montreal), 22 March 1975.
Nudell, Roslyn. "Painting marks centennial." Winnipeg Free Press, 16 November 1977, p. 82.
"Oil and Art Both Booming in Calgary." Canadian Art Investment Guide (Spring 1980): 17-19.
The Oldman River Expedition. Lethbridge, Alberta: Southern Alberta Art Gallery/ Comox: Canadian Art Odysseys Society, 1991.*
150 Years of Art in Manitoba: Struggle for a Visual Civilization: An Exhibition for the Manitoba Centennial 1970. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1970, p. 102.*
"Order of B.C. bestowed on Parksville man." Nanaimo Daily Free Press (Nanaimo, British Columbia), 7 May 1993.
Plaskett, Joe. "Some New Canadian Painters and their Debt to Hans Hoffman.” Canadian Art 10, no. 2 (Winter 1953): 59-63, 79.
"Prominent artist joins Banff School." Calgary Herald, 26 September 1972.
Purdie, James. "Opening windows on the chaotic sixties." Globe and Mail, 16 July 1977, p. 28.
"Recent Drawings." Folio 8 (5 March 1980).
Reid, Dennis. A Concise History of Canadian Painting. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1988, pp. 286, 354.
"Review." Montreal Star, 13 April 1968.
"Review." Montreal Star, 27 March 1975, p. B16.
"Review." Onion (14 March 1976).
"Review." The Montreal Star, 27 January 1971.
Robb, Peter. "Contrasting views seen in landscapes." Medicine Hat News, 14 June 1980.
Ross, Malcolm. The Arts in Canada: A stock-taking at mid century. Ottawa: Macmillan Co. of Canada Ltd., 1958, pp. 14, 29.
Segundo 11 bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. São Paulo Brazil, Museu de Arte Moderna, 1953, p. 103.
Selected Prints: Aspects of Canadian Printmaking. Toronto: Mira Godard Gallery, 1979.*
Selections: Glenbow-Alberta Institute. Calgary: The Glenbow Foundation, 1977.*
"Spectrum Canada." Art Magazine 28 (Summer 1976): 38-43.
Takao Tanabe: The Dark Land. Hamilton, Ontario: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 1980.*
Takao Tanabe, 1972-1976: The Land. Regina: Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, 1976 (travelled to Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg; Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Glenbow Alberta Institute, Calgary, and 2 others, 1976-1977).*
Takao Tanabe: Landscape Drawings on Paper. Toronto: Mira Godard Gallery, 1977.*
Takao Tanabe: New Paintings, 1977-1978. Calgary: Calgary University Art Gallery, 1978.*
Takao Tanabe: New Prints. Periwinkle Press, 1994.
Takao Tanabe: Paintings and Drawings, 1954-57. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 1957.*
Takao Tanabe: Recent Landscapes. Vancouver: Equinox Gallery, 1982.*
Takao Tanabe: Recent Paintings. Tokyo: Nihonbashi Gallery, 1960.*
Takao Tanabe: A Survey: 1972-1980. Banff, Alberta: Walter J. Phillips Gallery, 1980.*
"Takao Tanabe´s Bar-Spangled Banners." Weekend Magazine, no. 7 (1968).
“Tanabe, Takao.” Canadian Who´s Who. Vol. 30. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995, p. 1163.
“Tanabe, Takeo.” The Canadian Encyclopedia, vol. 4. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1988, p. 2110.
"Tanabe named resident artist." Winnipeg Free Press, 30 September 1972.
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