Waterhouse & Dodd will be presenting a selection of recent works by Michael Taylor at the gallery in February 2015. Our second gallery will feature a selection of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary works curated by Michael from our gallery stock, including works on paper and further oil paintings by the artist.
"Having painted at least two or three figure paintings a year for the last 35, I recently decided to concentrate on a series of small, intensively worked still lifes. Denied the emotional charge and inevitable narrative element that is generated whilst working with a sitter, I have found myself transposing these qualities onto the inanimate objects I was working with, investing them with a particular psychological and poetic intensity which might otherwise have been reserved for the figure work." Michael Taylor.
Michael Taylor was born in Sussex and studied at the Worthing School of Art (1969-70) and Goldsmiths School of Art (1970-73). He has received many awards for his paintings and undertaken a number of important portrait commissions. Three of his works are in the National Portrait Gallery, London: portraits of the musician Julian Bream, the composer Sir John Tavener, and the writer P D James, Baroness James of Holland Park.
Film director Wes Anderson approached Michael in 2012 to paint a fictional Renaissance portrait to be titled 'Boy with Apple' for his recent film The Grand Budapest Hotel.
For further information on the exhibition please contact Jamie Anderson - email@example.com
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