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Artist
John W. Taylor
Title
River Landscape
Date
1941
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
Framed: 14 × 20 inches (35.6 × 50.8 cm)
Tags
Painting
Credit Line
Museum purchase with funds from Arts Ashore.
Accession Number
1996.1
Although he spent his childhood in eastern Texas, John W. Taylor began his artistic career in 1916 in the advertising department of the Los Angeles Times. He moved to New York City in 1923, where he painted scene backdrops for movies and eventually found his way to classes with John Sloan and Boardman Robinson at the Art Students League. Taylor and his wife, artist Andrée Ruellan, made several trips to Savannah and Charleston, producing a number of canvases inspired by these journeys.