(1825 - 1878)
Bayard Taylor was active/lived in Pennsylvania, California. Bayard Taylor is known for topographic illustrator, townscape.
Illustrator. Born in Kennett Square, PA on Jan. 11, 1825. Taylor first worked as a printer's apprentice and in 1844 made his first trip to Europe as a newspaper correspondent. In 1849 he was sent to California by the New York Tribune as a writer of articles on the Gold Rush. These were the basis for his 1850 book, Eldorado, or Adventures In The Path of Empire (comprising a voyage to California via Panama; life in San Francisco and Monterey; pictures of the gold region and experiences of Mexican travel with illustrations by the author). He was again in California in 1859 on a lecture tour and the rest of his life was spent in world travels. Taylor later taught German at Cornell University and ambassador to Germany. He died in Berlin on Dec. Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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