Leonard (Len) TABNER

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1946-09-20
Education Victoria St Co Modern Boys South Bank Middlesbrough, Eston GS, Middlesbrough Art Coll, Bath Acad of Art (DipAD), Univ of Reading (MA)
Books & Publications Len Tabner Drawings - Response to the Earth (1976), Smiths Dock Shipbuilders (with Ian Macdonald, 1987), Images of the Tees (with Ian Macdonald, 1989), Len Tabner - Paintings and Drawings 1970-89 (1989), Inspiration of Landscape (1989), From the Land and the Sea (with Peter Prendergast, 1991), A Voyage to the South (1992), After Japan (1998)
Recreations building, farming/conservation
Clubs Royal Over-Seas League
Style Len Tabner, Esq
Career artist; working on NE coast with British Steel Corp, Cleveland potash mine, Tees & Hartlepool Port Authy and Smith's Dock Shipbuilders 1976-87, offshore oil and gas industry 1987-88; cmmnd by Conoco/DOE/V&A to work in N York Moors Nat Park 1987-88, three month sea voyage to Falkland Islands and S Georgia as guest of RN 1990, two voyages on HMS Exeter N Atlantic 1992 and 1993, cmmnd by Gifu Prefecturial Govt to work in the Haku-San Mountains Japan 1995; worked 1995-: Ireland, arctic Norway, Northern Alaska, Arctic Ocean, Western Isles of Scotland; painting and travelling in Japan 2005, painting in N Wales 2006-08; work in numerous public and private collections in UK and abroad; vice-pres Cleveland Wildlife Tst; Solo Exhibitions Middlesbrough Museum and Art Gallery 1973, Stockton Municipal Gallery 1975, Response to the Earth (N Arts Gallery Newcastle upon Tyne and Univ of Durham) 1976, Guisborough, Chapel Beck Museum and Art Gallery and touring 1977, Washington Tyne & Wear 1980, Cleveland and touring 1981, Moira Kelly Gallery London 1982, Univ of Durham 1982, 1985-86 and 1987, Oldham City Art Gallery 1985-86, Cleveland Potash Mine (Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery) 1987, Paintings and Drawings 1970-89 (Agnew's London) 1989, Cowbar Breakwater (Vanessa Devereux Gallery London) 1989, A Voyage to the South London (Broadgate) 1992, Retrospective Exhibition (Laing Art Gallery Newcastle upon Tyne) 1992 (also tour of Scotland and Ulster Museum Belfast 1993), Paintings From Recent Sea Voyages (Agnew's London) 1993, New Paintings (Agnew's London) 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999, Myles Meehan Gallery Darlington 1998, Hatton Gallery Newcastle upon Tyne 1998, Retrospective Exhibition (North Light Gallery Huddersfield) 2001-02, Messums London 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010, Pannett Art Gallery Whitby 2010, Retrospective Exhibition (Lemon Street Gallery Cornwall) 2013; Two-Man Exhibitions Redcar Blast Furnace (with Ian Macdonald) 1983-85, Smiths Dock (with Ian Macdonald, Smiths Dock and touring) 1986-87, V Fields (with Ian Macdonald, touring) 1988, Images of the Tees (with Ian Macdonald, touring) 1989, From the Land and the Sea (with Peter Prendergast, Scarborough Art Gallery and Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea) 1991-92; Group Exhibitions numerous since 1970, incl: Artists' Parish Maps (organised by Common Ground, touring) 1986, Artists in National Parks (V&A, and touring UK and USA) 1988-89, Salute to Turner (Agnew's London) 1989, The Broad Horizon (Agnew's London) 1990, The New Patrons (Christie's London) 1992, Centenary Exhibition (Christie's London) 1994, The Power of the Sea (Royal West of England Acad) 2014
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Debrett's notebooks

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