Henry Taylor is a contemporary painter working with the figure. Henry Taylor was born in Ventura, California in the year 1958. Taylor is a painter, sculptor, and installation artist.
Taylor worked at Camarillo State Mental Hospital for ten years. This experience led him to enjoy portraying the face and figure in his work.
Whilst working at the hospital the artist attended Oxnard College located in Los Angeles. Taylor went on to earn a B.F.A. from the California Institute for the Arts located in Valencia, California.
Taylor often works in acrylics.
The artist is based out of Los Angeles, California.
Below a brief documentary on Henry Taylor:
Price range information: In 2016 the artist set a record for himself with a sale of a piece titled,” See Alice Run.” The piece sold at auction for $149,000. The work showcased the first African- American athlete to win an Olympic gold medal.
In this cilp Taylor talks about his art from the Whitney Biennial 2017:
Henry Taylor is a great narrative painter. Taylor does a great job at capturing the expressions of people’s faces and hands. Hands are in important part of visual communication. Two other artists that work in similar styles are Kerry James Marshall, and the master painter Jacob Lawrence.