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March 1, 1944
Biographical material
for International House Art Exhibit, March 21, 1944

from Reuben Tam

Hawaiian-born painter, educated in the public schools of the Territory of Hawaii. Studied at the university of Hawaii, from which he received a bachelor's degree in [[strikethrough]] 1937. Did graduate work at the California School of Fine Arts, New school for Social Research, and Columbia University. [[[Strikethrough]]


Has exhibited at:
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco 
Crocker Gallery, Sacramento,
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu
Whitney Museum, New York 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C. 
Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco
New York World's Fair
San Francisco Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Brooklyn Museum,
as well as in South America

His works are in the collections of
International Business Machines (Contemporary American Art)
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
Massillon Museum, Ohio
and in numerous private collections

Prizes and awards received include:
First national prize in all-state exhibit of American Art at the Golden Gate Exposition, San Francisco, 1940.
Grand prize for painting, Honolulu Academy of Arts, '30 and '41.
also first prize for landscapes, [[strikethrough]] '30, and first prize for oils, '41.
Purchase award for print, Printmakers Exhibit, Honolulu, '40.

The artist's major works are in oil.Other media include ink, gouache, watercolor, lithography, silk screen, etching.

He is represented by
The Downtown Gallery, New York City.