John Taylor (b. 1936) Ceramic Tiles, 1970

John Taylor (b. 1936) Ceramic Tiles, 1970

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Two mounted ceramic tiles by Scottish artist John Taylor (b. 1936), 1970.

Price is for the pair.

Dimensions including frame - 

Large H 26 W 21 cm

Small H 19 X W 12 cm


Painter, notably in watercolour, and printmaker, gallery owner and teacher, born in Darvel, Ayrshire. Graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1959, some years later taking a higher diploma in art. Taylor made a big impact on the Scottish gallery scene when in 1963 he opened the New Charing Cross Gallery in Glasgow, giving young artists a chance to exhibit more adventurous work. Taylor had a long association with the Glasgow Print Studio as senior technician. In 1977, with Ainslie Yule, he was recommended by Scottish Arts Council for a residency at Editions Alecto to work on a screenprint. Taylor’s own work could sometimes have a strong polemical element, notably regarding war and the nuclear threat. As well as taking part in many group shows across Europe he was a regular solo exhibitor.

Notable among these were Compass Gallery, Glasgow, 1985 and 1987; Richard Demarco Gallery in Edinburgh and Glasgow Print Studio in 1987; and Edinburgh Print Studio Gallery in 1989. He participated in The Compass Contribution, Tramway in Glasgow, 1990.


Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)