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Lot #268

Artist Takao Tanabe
Title Midnight Sky
Media watercolour on paper
Dated 1953
Size 14.25 x 21.5 in. / 36.2 x 54.6 cm.
Frame Size 21.25 x 27.75 x 1 in.

Place Absentee Bid

Notes
signed upper left; titled and dated lower right; framed with archival mat

Provenance
from a Calgary estate

Sold $5,558 Estimate $1,000/$1,500

Biographical Information
Takao Tanabe ~ [b.1926] Canadian RCA
see Takao Tanabe 1972-1976 The Land by J.Rule, MacKenzie Art Gallery, 1976; Takao Tanabe New Prints, I.Thom, Periwinkle Press, 1994; N.G.C. Vol.III, by R.Hubbard, pg.289; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.438; Takao Tanabe by Ian M. Thom, Roald Nasgaard, Nancy Tousley, Jeffrey Spalding, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2005; R.C.A.A., by E.McMann, pg.396; Artists of Alberta, by S.Baker, pg.82, U. of A. Press, 1980; included in 7 West Coast Painters, by I.McNairn, Fine Arts Gallery, U.B.C., 1959; biography in Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.4, pg.53-54, Westbridge Pub., 2003; included in www.artcyclopedia.com; retrospective exhibition of the artist held at the AGGV, Oct. 2005

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