TAYLOR, Charles William

1878 - 1960

Charles William Taylor, was born at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire on 29 April 1878, son of Thomas Taylor, a brewer, and his wife Mary Ann. He first studied art at Wolverhampton School of Art and in 1901, a 22 year old wood engraver, living at 208 New Hampton Road, Wolverhampton with his parents, 60 year old Thomas and 60 year old Mary Ann, with three siblings, Mary 34, Minnie 28 and John Percy 24. As a mature student, Charles continued his studies at the Royal College of Art in the 1920s subsequently becoming an associate of the Royal Society of Painters and Etchers in 1922 where he rose to full membership in 1930. He taught at the School of Art in Southend, Essex and lived at 72 Ramuz Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea from where he exhibited in 1912. A wood and copper plate engraver, watercolour painter and teacher, he exhibited at the Royal Society of Painter Etchers on a total of 58 occasions also exhibiting 36 pictures at The Royal Academy, 15 at The Royal Hibernian Academy, once at The Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters, and twice at The Royal Scottish Academy and many others, including in 1923 at the Ipswich Fine Art Club, three wood engravings 'Leigh, Essex', 'Boat Builder's Shop, Leigh' and 'Stanbridge Mill, Essex'. He married at Wolverhampton in 1902, Maud Lilian Parr (18 April 1880-1960) and in 1939 a retired art master living at The Retreat, Steep Lane, Findon, Worthing, Sussex with his wife Maud. His wife Maud died at The Retreat, Steep Hill, Finden near Worthing on 28 February 1960 and Charles died at Sandena Nursing Home, Steep Hill, Finden a few days later, on 2 March 1960.




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