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artwork : elements of taylor

Documenting, a Life’s Work : Sketchbooks and Maquettes

During his career Taylor amassed more than 150 hand-bound sketchbooks, which included intimate records of light, shadow, movement and the form of wherever he found himself. His approach was systematic and his observations achieve the significance of near universal truths by detailing the specifics of his immediate locale. Fine workmanship and exacting finesse are the traits that characterise Taylorís outstanding contribution to art in Australia. It is this optical clarity and intellectual rigour of his pursuits that set him apart.

Maquettes for sculptures
from left to right
Classical figure II (Blackboy derivation) 1969
Study for Column 1997
Column 1969
Study for Four part unit 1993
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Maquettes for sculptures
Study for Weathered jarrah 1996
ink, watercolour and synthetic polymer paint on card, composition board, jarrah and western red cedar
25 x 31.5 x 7.5
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Gift of Howard and Sheila Taylor, 2000
Study for Weathered jarrah 1996
Howard Taylor, Sketchbook 82B 1982
Ink on paper, 17 pages
14 x 9.5
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Sketchbook 82B 1982
Howard Taylor, Sketchbook 87 1987
Ink on paper, 17 pages
14 x 9.5
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Sketchbook 87 1987
Study for Weathered jarrah c1965
Ink and pencil on paper
37.5 x 27.3
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Study for Weathered jarrah c 1965

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