Robert Tantau was a student of the Ballarat Technical Art School in 1948 and 1950. On the occasion of the Ballarat School of Mines centenary Robert Tantau exhibited at a past students'Art Exhibition at the new Mt Helen Campus.
He was award-winning member of Geelong Art Society for more than three decades, an art teacher and education administrator for 35 of his working years, teaching for 20 years at Geelong West Technical School before retirement. His mother was also an art teacher.
- ↑ Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1948.
- ↑ Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1950.
- ↑ Past Students' Art Exhibition Mt. Helen Campus, 1970. (Cat. No.22665)
- ↑ https://geelongindy.com.au/news/29-08-2019/artist-90-in-biggest-show/