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Takao Tanabe (Takao Izumi) was born on 16 September, 1926 in Seal Cove, now part of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, is a Painter. Discover Takao Tanabe’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 97 years old?

Popular As Takao Izumi
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Age 96 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 16 September 1926
Birthday 16 September
Birthplace Seal Cove, now part of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality Canada

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Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
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In 2005, a major retrospective of his work curated by Ian Thom was organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Vancouver Art Gallery.


His art has gone through different phases. In his “inscapes” (he called his paintings after a term used by Gerald Manley Hopkins) of the late 1950s, Tanabe explored his memories of lit interiors, painting them abstractly and expressing them with calligraphic signs. From 1961 to 1968, Tanabe taught at the Vancouver Art School. In 1968, he worked in Philadelphia, moving in 1969 to New York City where he lived until 1972. In New York, he painted hard-edge geometric abstracts. From 1973, he was head of the art program and artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts. By then, he was consciously considered landscapes as a subject, while progressively eliminating references to the specific. In 1980, he returned to British Columbia where he lives and works on Vancouver Island. He is considered today a painter who primarily evokes the landscape of British Columbia in minimalist paintings.


Born Takao Izumi in Seal Cove, today part of 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. Tanabe attended the Winnipeg School of Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1946–1949), studying with Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, and Joseph Plaskett. He then studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, New York City, New York with Hans Hofmann (1951) and Reuben Tam (1951-1952). He received an Emily Carr Scholarship and went to the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London, UK (1953–1954) and during that time, traveled widely in Europe. From 1959 to 1960, on a Canada Council Scholarship, he studied Sumi-e and calligraphy at Tokyo University in Japan.


Takao Tanabe, CM OBC RCA (born 16 September 1926) is a Canadian artist who painted abstractly for decades, but over time, his paintings became nature-based.