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J. B. TAYLOR - Artist

1917 - 1970

J.B. Taylor, 1917–1970

Selected Exhibitions

Numbers of paintings (where known) shown in square brackets

1939 — Harris Memorial Gallery, Charlottetown, P.E.I., first solo show [13];
Maritime Art Association, Charlottetown;
Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto;
IBM Canadian Art Exhibition, New York World’s Fair, New York.
1941 — Sixth Annual Exhibition, Maritime Art Association, Charlottetown [2];
Prince Edward Island Art Association, Harris Memorial Gallery, Charlottetown.
1942 — Seventh Annual Exhibition, Maritime Art Association, Charlottetown [2].
1943 — Sketch Club Exhibition, Moncton Society of Art, Moncton, N.B. [4].
1944 — Edmonton Art Museum;
Arts and Sciences Bldg. University of Alberta, Edmonton [118 allied aircraft ].
1945 — Memorial Art Gallery, Charlottetown [118?].
1948 — Arts Bldg., University of Alberta [20].
1949 — Several exhibitions in smaller Alberta centres.
1950 — Summer Show, Alberta Society of Art, Edmonton Museum of Art, Edmonton [1].
1951 — Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff;
Faculty Show, Arts Bldg., University of Alberta.
1952 — Prince Albert Regional Library, Prince Albert, Sask., solo show;
Rutherford Library Art Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, solo show.
1952–1953 — Western Art Circuit travelling show.
1953 — Coste House, Calgary;
Brandon Public Library, Brandon, solo show, sponsored by the Brandon Art Club.
1958 — 79th Exhibition, Royal Canadian Academy.
1959 — 80th Exhibition, Royal Canadian Academy;
Studio Theatre, University of Alberta.
1960 — Summer Festival of the Arts, Edmonton.
1963 — Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, solo show;
Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina;
All Alberta Exhibition, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton.
1964 — Jacox Galleries, Edmonton, solo show;
Confederation Memorial Gallery, Charlottetown;
Exhibition, Torches Theatre, Edmonton;
All Alberta Exhibition Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton;
Dawson Creek Art Gallery, Dawson Creek.
1965 — Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B.
1966 — Jacox Galleries, Edmonton, 2nd solo show;
All Alberta Exhibition, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton.
1967 — Canadian Universities Centennial Drawing Exhibition.
1968 — Jacox Galleries, Edmonton, 3rd solo show;
1970 — Portrait Exhibition, University Hall, University of Alberta, Edmonton, solo [6].

Posthumous Exhibitions

1971 —  Enviornment 71, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, solo show.
1973 — Memorial Exhibition, Landscape Sketches, University Art Gallery and Museum University of Alberta, Edmonton, solo show;
J.B. Taylor Landscapes, exhibition catalogue, J. Allison Forbes, text (Edmonton: Edmonton Art Gallery, 1973), Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton [39].
Memorial Exhibition, Landscape Sketches, Confederation Art Gallery and Museum, Charlottetown [38].
1980 — Art in Alberta: An Historical Survey. Paul Kane to the Present, exhibition catalogue, Karen WIilkin, text ( Edmonton:
The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1980), Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton [3].
1986 — Spaces and Places: Eight Decades of Landscape Painting in Alberta, exhibition catalogue, Jetske Sybesma – Ironside, text (Edmonton: The Alberta Art Foundation, 1986), The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton (travelling exhibition) [2].
1990 — The Sublime Revisited : Mountain Paintings by J.B. Taylor, exhibition catalogue, Jetske Sybesma, text ( Edmonton: Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta, 1990)
Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, solo show [40].
1998 — Taylor’s Planes, exhibition catalogue, Susan Sax-Willock, text (Edmonton: Provincial Museum of Alberta, 1998). Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton (travelling exhibition through Harcourt House Gallery)[ 9].
2000 — Mechanics of Vision: Drawing in Alberta, exhibition catalogue, Jim Davies, text, (Edmonton: Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, 2000) Extension Centre Gallery, University of Alberta Extension Centre, Edmonton [2].
2001 — J.B. Taylor: The Later Works, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, solo show of mountain and foothill sketches [18];
J.B. Taylor: A Retrospective, exhibition catalogue (Edmonton: Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, 2001) Extension Centre Gallery, University of Alberta Extension Centre, Edmonton, solo show same as Whyte Museum Show [18].
2004 — Edmonton Excels, Half a Century of Painters at the University of Alberta’s Department of Art & Design; exhibition poster, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Department of Art & Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton [4].
2007 — Capital Modern: Edmonton Architecture & Urban Design 1940-1969; exhibition poster, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton [1]
2008 — The Group of Seven to Takao Tanabe...Inspiring Landscape, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff [5]
2012 — J. B. Taylor and the Idea of Mountains, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, solo show [66]

Current Exhibitions

2012 —  J. B. Taylor and the Idea of Mountains, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Adriana A. Davies, CM, PHD, Guest Curator, solo show; April 7 - June 10, 2012 [66]
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