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Edward Richard Taylor RBSA (June 14, 1838 – January 11, 1911) was an English artist and educator. He painted in both oils and watercolours. He became a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 1879.
Taylor taught at the Lincoln School of Art, where amongst his pupils were William Logsdail and Frank Bramley, and became influential in the Arts and Crafts movement as the first headmaster at the Birmingham Municipal School of Arts and Crafts from 1877-1903.
In December 1898, he founded Ruskin Pottery at Smethwick, Staffordshire. His son William Howson Taylor (1876–1935) took over Ruskin Pottery after the death of his father.
- Atterbury, Paul & Henson, John. Ruskin Pottery: Pottery of Edward Richard Taylor and William Howson Taylor, 1898-1933 (Baxendale press, 1993).