Christopher Tanner is active/lives in New York, California. Christopher Tanner is known for dizzying abstract design.
Biography Christopher Tanner
Coming to art from the off-Broadway scene, he is an abstractionist whose work has been described as "ebullient, dizzy, and sumptuous" (Art and Antiques, 6/99). He works from a basement studio in Manhattan's East Village, and his mix-media canvases are expressions of theatre, humor, and pop culture.
He was born near Pasadena, California, and grew up in the suburbs of that area. His father was a shoemaker and his mother a commercial artist who was also active in politics.
By age 15, he was taking art lessons from Argie Taylor, a trained artist and mother of one of his school friends who had died. Together they shared their grief through art and became great companions visiting museums, etc., and he continually credits her as the
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