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Fred Taylor

 (1868 - 1960)
Fred B. Taylor was active/lived in California, Maine / China.  Fred Taylor is known for California landscape.

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Biography   Fred Taylor


Born in China, ME on Dec. 17, 1868. Taylor came to California in 1886 and settled in Oakland. He established a chain of drug stores and, as a self-taught painter, began painting advertising cards for his stores. Upon retirement in 1925, he studied with Percy Gray and spent his final years painting watercolors and oils of the area around his home in Walnut Creek. He died there on May 6, 1960.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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