Fred Taylor (1875-1963)

Taylor was one of Britain’s leading poster artists between 1908 and the 1940s and is best known for his architectural posters. A Londoner, he studied in Paris at the Academie Julian and at Goldsmiths College where he was awarded a gold medal for posters. A member of the Art Workers’ Guild from 1924 he designed many posters for the railway and shipping companies, as well as for the Empire Marketing Board. A regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy he served during World War 2 as a naval camofleur.