Born in 1935 in Cheam. Brian Taylor lived and worked in London and died in 2013. After graduating from Epsom and Ewell School of Art, he entered the Slade School of Fine Art in 1954. In 1958 he won a scholarship to the British School in Rome where he stayed until 1964 working as a studio assistant for Emilio Greco after his scholarship ended.
On returning to Britain he joined the Camberwell School of Art, south London. He taught there from 1965 until 1984, becoming deputy head of sculpture and keeping alive his passionate belief in the prime importance of drawing and life-room study. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, the Society of Equestrian Artists, and the Society of Portrait Sculptors, of which he was Vice Principal in 2010. In 1998 he was awarded the Discerning Eye Sculptor Prize and in 2013 he was posthumously awarded the Jean Masson Davidson Award for best sculptor at the Society of Portrait Sculptors.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Ben Uri, The London Jewish Museum of Art (post.) 2009 Woodbridge School, Suffolk 2005 Eltham College, London 2000 Ives Street Gallery, London 2000 The Gallery, Oxo Building, London 1999 The Gallery in Cork Street, London 1992 Mary Kleinman Gallery, London 1978 South London Gallery, Camberwell 1970 Greenwich Theatre Art Gallery, London 1962 Via dell Corso Gallery, Rome 1960 Babuinetta Gallery, Rome 1954 Zwemmer’s Gallery, London
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