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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.

Fred Taylor

Biography from the Archives of askART

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.

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Biography from the Archives of askART
Fred B Taylor moved from Maine to Oakland, California in 1886. He owned a chain of drugstore and painted his own advertisements. He studied with Percy Gray and upon his retirement in 1925 he painted oil and watercolor scenes around his home in Walnut Creek.

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

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About  Fred Taylor

Born:  1868 - China, Maine
Died:   1960 - Walnut Creek, California
Known for:  California landscape