TAGGART, Elizabeth

1943 - ?

Elizabeth Taggart

Elizabeth Ferguson Taggart was born in Donaghadee, Co. Down, Northern Ireland in 1943, the only daughter in a family of three. Elizabeth studied at the Belfast College of Art under John Luke (1906-1975) and Romeo Toogood (1902-1966) and claims Ireland, its culture, landscape, and people, to be her main inspiration. Taggart is renowned for her flamboyant style and meticulous attention to detail and her paintings are sometimes ‘self-portraits’. They consist of masked Pierrots depicting her own suspicious nature, distrusting of the world we all live in, as she would prefer to remain in her own world: a house by the sea, cushioned from the outside world. Another influence upon the artist’s work comes from travelling to places such as Mexico, India, and Portugal, drawing upon the religious and pagan imagery so prevalent there. Taggart has exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Hibernian Academy, and the Irish Exhibition of Living Art and elsewhere.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 206 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk
1988 357 Figure Holding a Flower
from South Lodge, Hamilton Road, Newmarket, Suffolk
1993 462 The Carousel
1994 444 The Red Bird – oil

Works by This Artist