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Brian Taylor

Selected artist profile information for this deceased British Sculptor (1935 - 2013)
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Sculptor Brian Taylor
Brian Taylor

About Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor is one of the most powerful sculptors of the decade.

He has work in London, New York, Blenheim Palace etc, and has exhibited widely.

Exhibition History of Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor`s One Person Exhibitions

1960 - One person exhibition at the Babuinetta Gallery
1962 - Solo exhibition at Via dell Corso Gallery
1970 - Greenwich Threatre Gallery
1978 - South London Gallery
1992 - Mary Kleinman Gallery
1999 - The Gallery
2000 - The Gallery

Group Exhibitions

1980 - Society of Rome Scholars, South London Gallery
1981 - Mall Gallery
1981 - Royal Academy Summer Show
1982 - Hayward Annual at Hayward Gallery
1982 - Royal Academy Summer Show
1983 - Royal Academy Summer Show
1984 - Royal Academy Summer Show
1985 - Hannah Peshars Sculpture Garden
1991 - Edwin Coe
1992 - Whitechapel Open Exhibition
1995 - Edwin Coe
1997 - The Royal Society of Portrait Sculptors
1997 - Cheltenham Touring Drawing Competition
1997 - The Discerning Eye Mall Gallery
1998 - Whitechapel Open Studio Show
1998 - Internet ArtOnLine
1998 - Edwin Coe
1998 - Society of Portrait Sculptor
1998 - The London Contemporary Art and Design Fair
1998 - Mall Gallery
1998 - City of London Art Fair
1998 - Kensington Art and Design Show
1998 - Royal Academy Summer Show
1999 - Chelsea Art Fair
1999 - Bath Art Fair
1999 - Royal Academy Summer Show
2000 - The Royal Society of British Sculptors.

Biography / CV of Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor was born in Sutton on December 22nd 1935. He was educated at Epsom School of Art, where Richard, now Sir Richard Rogers, the architect was amoung his contemporaries. While there, still only 16, he was given his first exhibition at Zwemmer`s gallery. He showed dramatically conceived linocuts, including "The four horsemen of the Apocalyps". From 1954 to 1958 he studied at the Salde School of Art, where his teachers included Reg Butler and F.E. McWilliams. Paul de Monchaux, Kim Lim, Michael Sandle and Yolanda Sonnabend were fellow students. At the Slade, Brian worked consistently from close oberservation of life, developing an intuitive and uncoventionally expressive reponse to what he saw. Henry Moore`s praise for Brians independent vision marked a turning point in the way his work was perceived by the school. In 1956 he carried off most of the student prizes and, at the end of his final year, was awarded a first class Diploma in Fine Art and a Post-Graduate Schlorship. In 1958 he received the Rome Scholarship. His experience in Rome was the most formative of his career. As he said, he became "completely immersed in last Archaic Greek and Truscan sculpture and admired greatly the sculture of Medardo Rosso. In his first year at the British Academy in Rome he met Anthony Blunt, Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, who recognised Brians aspirations, encouraging him with the gift of a block of travertine stone. From this he carved his first standing figure. In 1960 he was given a one person sculpture exhibition at the Babuinetta Gallery in Rome where he showed maquettes of the figure carved from travertine, a greyhound dog and portraits. At the conclusion of his three year scholarship Brian stayed of in Rome working as an assistant in the studio of Emilio Greco, while continuing to strenghten his own ideas. He was given a further sols show at the Via dell Corso Gallersey in 1962.

Awards and Prizes of Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor`s Awards
1955 - First prize Painting at The Slade School of Art
1956 - Two First prizes in sculpture at The Slade
School of Art
1957 - Second prize in Composition
1958 - First prize of Composition and awarded Rome
prize in sculpture
1998 - The Discerning Eye, Sculpture Prize, Art Review.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor`s Private Collections

The Duchess of Marlborough
Felix Dennis
Collections in London, Wales, Italy and USA.

Reviews of work by Brian Taylor

Film by Ralph Steadman about Brian Taylor`s Burano Horse 1998
Brian "Artist Eye" Art Review 1998
Time Cooper "Froma Stable" in Evening Standard 1998.

Qualifications / Education of Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor`s Education
1962 - 64 Worked in Rome in the studio of Emilio Greco, Renato Javarone, The Marquese di Colbertaldo
1961 - British School of Athens
1958 - 61 Rome Scholarship
1954 - 58 Slade School of Fine Art
1953 - Epsom and Ewel School of Arts and Crafts
1950 - 52 Sutton School of Fine Arts and Crafts
Diploma in Fine Art and postgraduate Scholarship
Rome Scholarship.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor`s Publications
Ralph Steadmans Garden" in the Daily Telegraph 1989
Ralph Steadman "Horse and Car" in Autocar 1997.

Teaching Experience

Brian Taylor`s Teaching
1984 Sabbatical - Working Tour of the USA
1982 - Visiting Art Director Accademia Brittanica
1965 - 84 Camberwell School of Art
1978 Sabbatical - for written treatise of life size bronze horse
1974 - 76 - Visiting Lecturer Falmouth College of Art
1974 - 76 - Goldsmiths College of Art
1974 - 76 - Winchester College of Art.

Influences / Inspiration of Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor`s Influences
Immersed in late Archaic Greek and Etruscan sculpture and admired greatly the sculpture of Medado Rosso.

Price Range of Work

Brian Taylor's work has a price range of around £10,000

Mediums utilised

Brian Taylor's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Brian Taylor's work is found in the following categories on site:
Field Sports, Game Birds and Game Animals Sculptures
Dogs Sculpture
Animals in General Sculptures Statues
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Brian Taylor's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2009 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2008 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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