Virtual Artist Talk: Takao Tanabe
Time: 6–7:30 p.m.
Join us for a Zoom conversation with artist Takao Tanabe presented in partnership with the West Vancouver Memorial Library. To RSVP to this virtual event, please visit the West Vancouver Memorial Library website.
Takao Tanabe is among Canada’s most eminent painters, recognized for his landscape paintings that bridge the gap between abstraction and realism. From 1973 to 1980, Tanabe was the Head of the Painting Program at the Banff School of Fine Arts (now the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity). Tanabe is the recipient of several honorary degrees and awards including the Order of British Columbia (1993); Order of Canada (Member, 1999); the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2003); and the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts (2013).
Dr. Hilary Letwin gained her PhD in Art History from Johns Hopkins University in 2013. She has held Curatorial Fellowships at the British Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Recent projects include Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci (2020); Design for Living: West Coast Modern Homes Revisited (2019); Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper (2019); and Molly Lamb Bobak: Talk of the Town (2018). She currently works as the Museum Administrator/Curator at the West Vancouver Art Museum.
This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Modern Landscape: Takao Tanabe at the West Vancouver Art Museum from May 26 to July 17, 2021.