Vancouver-based artist Philippe Raphanel has been named as the recipient of the Tanabe Prize. The new prize is administered by by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and named after Takao Tanabe, a renowned painter from Prince Rupert. Along with the award, to be presented at Emily Carr University on January 13, Raphanel receives $7,500.
Raphanel is originally from Paris and moved to Vancouver in 1981. He has taught at Simon Fraser University and is a lecturer at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He is represented by Equinox Gallery.