Len Tabner

Our Art Collection

This page presents information regarding the South Bank-born artist Len Tabner,  whose work is held as part of the Tees Valley Arts Collection, accessioned by Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art into the Middlesbrough Collection.

Len Tabner

About Len

Messums Gallery describes Len and his work as,

Len Tabner was born in South Bank on the River Tees near Middlesbrough. His father had been a merchant seaman and Tabner remains fascinated by the grim grandeur of the industrial northeast… Tabner is not an artist to stay huddled indoors in his studio. He is to be found on the beach with his easel weighted down against the wind or, like Turner, on board ship in the middle of a gale. His is an elemental art, visionary in its scope. Due to these conditions, his paintings are produced with a sense of great urgency, with a rich variety of materials combining and competing on the surface of the paper…

Artworks in the Collection

Lindisfarne Castle Dusk, Artist proof

Date: Unknown
Artist: Len Tabner
Medium: Ink on paper (Framed and Glazed)
Credit Line: Presented by Tees Valley Arts

Object Number: MIDMA-FA-1565

Bales of Hay

Date: c.1979
Artist: Len Tabner
Medium: Ink on paper (Framed and Unglazed)
Credit Line: Presented by Tees Valley Arts


Bales waiting to be led to field opposite house bottom end, 5 August 1970, signed 1979

Object Number: MIDMA-FA-1564

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