Takao Tanabe

born 1926

Takao Tanabe, ‘Envelope Sketch’ 1967
Envelope Sketch 1967
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Takao Tanabe, CM, OBC (born 16 September 1926) is a Canadian painter.

Born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, the son of a commercial fisherman, he was interned with other Japanese-Canadians in the British Columbia interior during World War II. The subjects of Takao Tanabe's paintings are almost exclusively landscapes of British Columbia.

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