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Michael R. Taylor (1952-), Painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 4 portraits
Michael Taylor was born in Sussex in 1952 and studied at the Worthing School of Art (1969-70) and Goldsmiths School of Art (1970-73).He has held several solo exhibitions, including at the Morley Gallery (1983), the Worthing Museum and Art Gallery (1984) and Beaux Arts, London (1993 and 1997). He has exhibited twice in the Gallery's annual Portrait Award and has undertaken a number of portrait commissions. The Gallery owns his portraits of the classical guitarist Julian Bream, the crime novelist P.D. James and the composer Sir John Tavener.

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Julian Bream

by Michael R. Taylor
oil on canvas, 1984
NPG 5747


P.D. James

by Michael R. Taylor
oil on canvas, 1996
NPG 6361


Sir John Kenneth Tavener

by Michael R. Taylor
oil on canvas, 2001
NPG 6607