Sculptor mainly in bronze and resin/bronze, born in Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Studied at Sir John Cass College School of Art, 1947–50, teachers including the sculptors Edward Bainbridge Copnall and Beth Jukes. Taylor became a member of SPS in 1975 and an associate member of RBS in 1980, exhibiting at Mall Galleries and at Scone Palace, University of Swansea, RWA, Guildhall, Royal Exchange and elsewhere. Among her portraits were the actor John Thaw and the actress Sheila Hancock. Public works included bronze portraits of Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader and Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris, 1978, and a memorial bronze figure of a World War II air gunner, 1981, all in the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon; a bronze bust of Shakespeare in Shakespeareplatz, Berlin, given by the City of London Corporation, 1987; a six-foot bronze, The Unknown Airman, for the International Royal Air Force and Allied Air Forces Monument, Plymouth Hoe, 1989; eight life-size Dockside Urchins for Tobacco Dock, 1990; and a life-size bust of Shakespeare, commissioned by the City of London Corporation for the restored Globe Theatre.

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


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