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[[Handwritten]] to Coales new yorker Nov. 8 '43 

REUBEN TAM 
Hawaiian-born painter (1916), an American of Chinese descent. Educated in the public schools of the Territory of Hawaii. Studied at the University of Hawaii (Ed. B, '37). Did graduate work at the California School of Fine Arts, New school for Social Research, Columbia University. Taught art and English in the secondary schools of Hawaii 1938-41. In New York since 1941.

One-man shows:
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, '40. 
Crocker Gallery, Sacramento, '41.
Honolulu Academy of Arts, '41.

Other exhibits:
Third National Exhibit of American Art, New York, '38.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, '40.
San Francisco Museum of Art, '40.
Golden Gate International Exposition, '40.
Whitney Museum, New York, '41.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, '43
Silk Screen Group traveling exhibits, '42-'45.
I.B.W. Contemporary American Art traveling exhibits.
American Art Exhibit (arr. by Samuel Kootz) Macy's N.Y.,'42.

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Sherton gallery '43
Brooklyn museum '43
Carnegie Institute
Painting in the U.s, '44

Represented by Downtown Gallery, New York.

Prizes and awards:
First National Prize of $1000 in all-state exhibit of American art, sponsored by the I.B.H. at Golden Gate Exposition, San Francisco, '40.

Grand Prize for painting, Honolulu Academy of Arts annual, '39 and '41. Also first prize for landscape painting, '39, and first prize for oils, '41.

Purchase Prize, [[strikethrough]] for lithograph, Honolulu Printmakers annual, [[/strikethrough]] [[sp]] Art Society, '40. Purchase award for permanent collection, Massillon Museum, Ohio, '42.

Member of:
Silk Screen Group, Artists League of America, Artists for Victory, Association of Honolulu Artists, Honolulu Printmakers.

Phi Kappa Phi (fraternal honorary scholastic), Pi Gamma Mu (national honorary social science).

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