Artist of the moment…….Takao Tanabe

Takao Tanabe is a world renown artist born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada in the year 1926. His father was a fisherman.  During World War 2 he was sent to an internment camp with other Canadians that shared a Japanese background.

Her favorite subject is her local landscape area of British Columbia, Canada. Tanabe enjoys painting the coast and shoreline of this area.

For his artistic education Tanabe attended the Winnipeg School of Art, the Brooklyn Museum School of Art, and the Central London School of Arts and Crafts.

In this clip Takaso Tanabe talks about his art work.

And as strange as it may seem in these times, Takao’s work was very controversial and some people thought vulgar, lewd, and pornographic. This of course brought the artist even more publicity. The artist himself talks about his “lewd” works.

price range information: Watercolors and prints can be found for around $1,000. Original oils range $10,000 to $75,000.

A link to the website of Takao Tanabe;


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