Edward R. Taylor

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Self portrait (1906)

Edward Richard Taylor RBSA (14 June 1838 – 11 January 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.


Twas a Famous Victory by Edward Richard Taylor 1883. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery,

Taylor taught at the Lincoln School of Art,[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Frank Bramley (artist) Archived 2010-05-22 at the Wayback Machine..[full citation needed]
  2. ^ BIAD School of Art archive
  3. ^ "Twas-a-famous-victory via Google Cultural Institute". www.google.com.

Further reading[edit]

  • Atterbury, Paul & Henson, John. Ruskin Pottery: Pottery of Edward Richard Taylor and William Howson Taylor, 1898-1933 (Baxendale press, 1993).

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