29 August, born in Hamilton, Victoria. Son of Eleanor Minnie and Charles Edmund Taylor. Lives in South Australia until 1932.
Family moves to Perth, Western Australia. Studies at Perth Modern School.
21 July, enlists in the Royal Australian Air Force. Goes to Point Cook, Victoria, for pilot training.
Awarded Sword of Honour as pilot of the year. Goes to United Kingdom 25 July transfers to the RAF. Certified as Pilot Officer, 11 January 1939.
Interned as a World War II prisoner of war from 19 May 1940 until end of the war, in POW camps Dulag Luft Oberwesel, Oflag IXA Spangenberg, Oflag VIB Warburg and Stalag Luft III Sagan (Germany) and Stalag XXA Thorn and Oflag XXIB Schubin (Poland).
22 November, returns to Perth.
20 February, demobilised from RAAF. Returns to United Kingdom. Marries Sheila Smith. Enrols as a part-time student at the Birmingham College of Art on an RAAF rehabilitation grant.
January, returns with family to Western Australia and establishes home and studio in Bickley. First solo exhibition at Newspaper House Gallery.
Teaches painting and drawing at Perth Technical College; continues in this position (part-time) until 1965.
Visits the United Kingdom and Europe with Sheila for six months. Sculpture commission: Fremantle Passenger Terminal murals, Fremantle Port Authority.
Teaches painting, drawing and sculpture at the School of Architecture and Planning, Western Australian Institute of Technology; continues in this position (part-time) for four years.
Moves to Northcliffe, Western Australia.
Awarded Western Australian Arts Council Fellowship. Sculpture commission: The black stump, AMP Fire and General Insurance Co., Perth.
Appointed Artist-in-Residence, Western Australian Institute of Technology.
Awarded Visual Arts Board Grant, Australia Council. Sculpture commission: Way through, Western Australian Institute of Technology.
Sculpture commission: Forest trees, City of Bunbury. Visits the United Kingdom.
Receives Australia Council Emeritus Award.
Sculpture commission: Compass and perspective, Parliament House, Canberra.
Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia.
Appointed a Fellow, Curtin University of Technology, Perth.
Receives honorary degree of Doctor of Letters, University of Western Australia, Perth.
Honoured by the Western Australian State Government as a ‘Living Treasure’.
Receives Lifetime Achievement Award, Citizen of the Year Awards, Western Australian State Government.
Receives honorary degree of Doctor of Technology, Curtin University of Technology, Perth. 19 July, dies in Perth.
One Person Exhibitons
Selected Group Exhibitions