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Len Tabner

About Len Tabner

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…

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Artworks in the Collection

Len_Tabner_Lindisfarne_Castle_Dusk

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

Len_Tabner_Bales_of_Hay

Bales of Hay

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

Description

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

Object Number: MIDMA-FA-1564