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  • Fred Taylor (1875-1963), gouache watercolour, "Night Trees and a Fountain", 31 x 47 cm, signed in full in ebonised frame and glazed with Fine Art Society label pasted verso, dated November 1984.


    Painter and poster designer, born in London. Studied at Académie Julian in Paris, Goldsmiths’ College School of Art and in Italy, having won a gold medal and travelling scholarship. He did a considerable volume of work for railway and shipping firms and was an official camouflage artist during World War II. Known most for his now iconic poster designs of the architectural delights of the United Kingdoms' regional cities, on behalf of the railway companies at the time. Exhibited at the RI especially, but also RA, Fine Art Society, Ridley Art Club and RWA. Public galleries in Liverpool and Bristol hold his work. Lived in London where he was a member of Art Workers’ Guild from 1924.

    Fred Taylor, "Night Trees and Fountain", gouache watercolour

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