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Eric Heaton (1920–1996)
© the artist. Photo credit: Christ Church, University of Oxford

Eric Heaton (1920–1996) 1985

Michael Taylor (b.1952)

Christ Church, University of Oxford
Figure and still life painter in oil, born in Worthing, Sussex. He studied at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art, 1970–3, teachers including Stephen McKenna and Basil Beattie, then painted full-time. Taylor showed in RA Summer Exhibitions, RWA, Beaux Arts in Bath, Florence Art Gallery and elsewhere. Taylor was winner, National Portrait Gallery John Player Award, 1983; winner, Millfield Open, 1989; and gained third prize in the Hunting Group Art Prizes, 1988. Solo shows included Morley Gallery and Quay Arts Centre in Isle of Wight, both 1983; Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, 1984; and Beaux Arts, London, 1993. National Portrait Gallery and Millfield School hold his work. Lived at Child Okeford, Dorset.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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