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Great Canadian Landscape Art

Autumn Foothill 1979. Photo by Takao Tanabe courtesy The Whyte Museum

Over the decades, many Canadian artists made the pilgrimage to Banff to paint. The Whyte Museum retrospective of their work The Group of Seven to Takao Tanabe: Inspiring Landscapes includes paintings, drawings, prints and ceramics from A.C. Leighton, Walter J. Phillips, H.G. Glyde, Marion Nicoll and Robert Sinclair. Works from the 1930s to the 1980s are displayed chronologically. A.Y. Jackson is represented—he taught at The Banff School of Fine Arts (now The Banff Centre) in the 1940s. Takao Tanabe canvases are shown—during time in Banff 1973 to 1980 he produced his innovative ‘The Land’ series. — Lisa Stephens

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