Henry Fitch Taylor
(1853 - 1925)
Henry Fitch Taylor was active/lived in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Ohio / United Kingdom, France. Henry Taylor is known for modernist painting, cubism and futurism.
Biography Henry Fitch Taylor
Henry Fitch Taylor, born in Cincinnati in 1853, was the oldest American artist to experiment with modernist painting. He studied at the Academie Julian*, in Paris, beginning 1884, and also worked at Barbizon*, possibly encouraged to go to France by Joseph Jefferson whose popular performing troupe Taylor had joined.
Taylor returned to America in either 1888 or 1889, and established a studio in New York City and also became a part of the Impressionist Colony at Cos Cob*, Connecticut, spending time there until 1908. There he associated with George Luks, John Twachtman, and Childe Hassam, all whom had a decisive role in Taylor's life as an artist.
His work reflected Barbizon and Impressionist influences (he had been a visitor to
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