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TAKAO TANABE: On Paper – A Survey Exhibition

On Saturday, February 3rd, Mira Godard Gallery is pleased to open a survey exhibition of works on paper by TAKAO TANABE. The works, spanning 55 years, are directly from the artist’s archives. The artist will be present.

TAKAO TANABE has been an important figure in Canadian painting and printmaking for almost seven decades. Born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia in 1926, TAKAO TANABE studied in Canada, Europe, the United States and Japan. Following a decade as head of the art program and artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre, he returned to British Columbia in 1980 where he lives and works.

TAKAO TANABE’s work is in numerous international, public, corporate and private collections including: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria;
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Art Gallery of Ontario; Canada Council Art Bank; Glenbow Museum, Calgary; McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton;
National Gallery of Canada; Tate Museum, U.K.; Vancouver Art Gallery; Borden, Ladner, Gervais; Four Seasons Hotels; Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd.; Scotiabank; UBS Canada Inc.

Tanabe is the recipient of several honorary degrees and awards including Order of British Columbia (1993); Order of Canada (Member, 1999); the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2003) and Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts (2013).

In 2005, the retrospective Takao Tanabe was organized by Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Vancouver Art Gallery and toured nationally. In 2011, the traveling exhibition: Chronicles of Form and Place: Works on Paper by Takao Tanabe was organized by the
Burnaby Art Gallery, and McMaster Museum of Art. In 2016, the exhibition Takao Tanabe – Sumie: Ink Brush Paintings was featured at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, Burnaby, British Columbia.

TAKAO TANABE has been represented by Mira Godard Gallery for over 55 years.

To arrange an interview with the artist, or for more information, please contact the gallery at (416)-964-8197, via email:, or visit:

Mira Godard Gallery

Tel: 416-964-8197
Fax: 416-964-5912

22 Hazelton Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5R 2E2

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Established in 1962, Mira Godard Gallery is one of Canada’s largest commercial art galleries with three floors of exhibition space featuring paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, including original prints and photographs.

Mira Godard Gallery focuses on contemporary Canadian and international art. We are proud to represent major artists who have won distinction here and abroad. Many of the works which have been shown in the Mira Godard Gallery have become part of the permanent collections of public galleries, museums and corporations.

For five decades, Mira Godard Gallery has worked directly and discreetly with corporate and private collectors in building collections, providing appraisals and buying and consigning works for re-sale.

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