Françoise Taylor

Belgian-British Artist
Vécue 1920-2007 née Françoise Wauters

Françoise Taylor, née Françoise Wauters, was an unsually gifted artist. Born in Liège, Belgium on January 1st, 1920, Françoise began her artistic life at the Académie Royale in Brussels, winning the First Prize for Drawing three years in succession. She studied art for a further six years at 'La Cambre' – the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture et d'Arts Decoratifs – specialising in engraving, book illustration and typography, winning a Diploma with the Highest Distinction and a Masters Degree for Book Illustration "avec la plus grande distinction et les félicitations du Jury".

Moving to England in 1946 Françoise Taylor continued to draw and paint throughout most of her active life, as well as inspiring younger generations as Head of Art at a girls' school in her home town of Bolton. From the 1950s to 1980s her work was regularly exhibited in the north west of England and has been acquired by private collectors and major galleries in England, Belgium and France. Françoise died in January 2007 aged 87. Timeline: key stages in her life as an artist »

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