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    Art Brokerage: Reuben Tam American Artist: b. 1916-1991. He was born in Kapa'a on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. He earned a BA degree from the University of Hawaii in 1937. He attended graduate classes in 1940 at California School of Fine Art (now known as San Francisco Art Institute). In 1941 he moved to New York City and he continued his studies from 1942 until 1945 at Columbia University with Meyer Schapiro. Tam became affiliated with the Downtown Gallery in 1945. Tam is best known for his referential abstract landscape paintings showing both land and sea, such as From Cliffs to Evening. In his later career he worked more in pure abstraction. From 1946 to the 1974, he taught at the Brooklyn Museum Art School (BMAS). Some of his notable students from BMAS included Frances Kornbluth, Mel Tanner, Jean Arcoleo, Pat Adams, and Richard Mayhew. He spent many summers painting on Monhegan Island in Maine, starting around 1950. He later taught courses at Queens College and Oregon State University. Listings wanted.

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