Leeds University Library

Prints by Eric Taylor (1909-1999)

Published 08 May 2013

Detail from Eric W Taylor, Seated boy

Eric Taylor's elegant prints in the Gallery's Education Room

7 May until 22 June 2013

Eric Taylor studied under William Rothenstein at the Royal College of Art and later became Principal of Leeds College of Art between 1956 and 1970. His work was extremely varied, in his own words, his "work has been a lifelong effort to unify all media in the expression of ideas. To subdue technique and anything relevant to the 'how to do it' pundits, and to rethink the meaning and purpose of drawing". His oeuvre ranges from public art (for example, the mosaics at the back of the Merrion Centre), to ceramics, ceramic and stone, etching, watercolour, sculpture, oil painting, tapestry.

The special display showcases a fine collection prints, which give insight not only into his dexterity with the medium, but also his confident hand at life drawing and an educated sense of proportion and composition.

The display will include rare prints by Taylor of scenes in London and around France, as well as portraits, which were given to the University in 1995, following the artist's retrospective exhibition at the Gallery.

Associated events

Participant's artwork from printing workshop in 2011
Printeresting…: Family Friendly Workshop with Claire Evans
Saturday 1 June 2013 14:00 - 16:00
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery