An eminent Australian painter, Michael Taylor was born in 1933 and lives and works in Cooma NSW. He has been exhibiting regularly since 1963. His work is held in a number of important collections including the National Gallery of Australia, all Australian State Galleries and numerous regional, institutional and corporate collections including; the Philip Morris collection, BHP Billiton, Artbank, the Joye Art Foundation and the RACV collection.Read More
Michael Taylor paints the landscapes and waterscapes of southeast New South Wales, capturing its rhythms and changing atmospheres.
Taylor has participated in numerous international and Australian exhibitions since gaining a diploma in painting from the East Sydney Technical College in 1953, including the Biennale des Jeunes, Paris (1963); Contemporary Australian Painting, Los Angeles (1966) ; Australian Art Today, touring South-East Asia (1969); Ten Australians, touring Europe (1974/75); Landscape and Abstraction, Nolan Gallery (1986); I had a dream, NGV (1996); and more recently, Moist, NGA (2005), Fireworks, touring QLD, NSW and VIC regional galleries (2005) Exhibition Swing of collages at the Canberra Museum and Gallery (2006).
Text courtesy Gallery 9.
Michael Taylor belongs to the generation of Sydney artists who were born in the early 1930s and who after their initial training in Sydney travelled abroad and returned to Australia with a non-figurative style. Fellow travellers include John Olsen, who is a few years older, and Dick Watkins, a few years younger. However, unlike Olsen or Watkins...
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