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TAYLOR, Eileen

Taber, Alberta, 1922
Calgary, Alberta, 1999
Biography synopsis
Eileen Taylor worked in ceramics, sculpture and textiles. She left her teaching career to study at the Alberta College of Art in the early 1960s, receiving her Diploma in 1967. She later taught block printing and silkscreen printing at the Alberta College of Art, gave workshops for the Government of Alberta, as well as children’s art classes. Taylor became a member of the Canada Craft Council and the Advisory Council to the Alberta College of Art. A number of her works have been exhibited across Canada. Her works are held in a number of collections, including the Jean A. Chalmers National Craft Collection, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and numerous corporate collections (Imperial Oil Edmonton, the Edmonton Club, Winston Churchill Law Court, Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and the Glencoe Club) and many private collections.
Media used
Alberta College of Art, ? - 1967
Alberta Society of Artists, 1977-1980, 1982-1999
Canadian Crafts Council
File & Archive locations
Calgary Public Library, AB - Arts Department
Edmonton Art Gallery, AB - Library
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
University of Calgary Library, AB

Writings about
"250 Contribute To Alberta Arts, Crafts Arts." Calgary Herald 22 June 1965: 22
"Here and There." Branching Out 01 Dec. 1973: 7
Abrahamson, Una. Crafts Canada: The Useful Arts. Toronto: Clark Irwin, 1974
Flood, Sandra. Canadian Craft and Museum Practice, 1900-1950 Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2001
Greenfield, Valerie. Founders of the Alberta College of Art: October 24-November 19, 1986 Calgary: Alberta College of Art Gallery, 1986
Townshend, Nancy. A History of Art in Alberta, 1905-1970 Calgary, Alberta: Bayeux, 2005
Zimon, Kathy E. Alberta Society of Artists: The First Seventy Years Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2000

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