TAYLOR, George

1914 - 1996

George Taylor

George Taylor, was born in 1914. He trained and initially worked as a sign writer in Birmingham, where his commissions also included designing film posters for the Rank Organisation in the 1930s. During the Second World War he was in Cairo working as a camouflage artist, and on his return to Britain after the war he ran his own silk-screen printing company in Surrey until 1976. After retirement he started painting public house signs, a trade that he continued after moving to Bury St Edmund's in 1984, where he did most of his work for local brewers Greene King, for whom he created more than 250 signs, including for the 'Dog and Partridge', 'The Falcon' and 'The Grapes'. He died on 5 January 1996, until recently many of his works were on display in the Greene King brewery at Bury St Edmund's. On 10 December 2016 some of his pub sign designs, as well as original paintings and sketches, were auctioned in a sale at Lacy Scott & Knight and behalf of his widow Sylvia Taylor.

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