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Ernest Archibald Taylor (1874–1951)
Harbour Cottage Trust
Painter, printmaker, stained glass and furniture designer, born in Greenock, Renfrewshire. In the early 1900s he worked for the Glasgow cabinet makers Wylie and Lochhead, in 1908 married the artist Jessie M King and moved to Manchester where he managed and designed for George Wragge Ltd, notably stained glass, then for about three years prior to World War I the Taylors lived in Paris. They set up a school there, Atelier Shealing, then when they had settled in Kirkcudbright ran a summer school on the Isle of Arran. Modern French art, the Scottish Colourists and the Ballets Russes all affected Taylor’s art. He showed extensively at RSA, also at RSW and Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts as well as abroad.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)