Greatest American Painters

H. Weston Taylor (1881 – 1978)

Posted by M.R.N. on August 17, 2012




The Uncertain Glory

Cloudy Jewel

Exit Betty

Portaging Over The River

Skunk Scare


Couple Greeting Guests

title unknown

High Society

Interior Scene

Young Man Playing Piano

Pollyanna’s Western Adventure

Young Pensive Girl At Her Writing Table


6 Responses to “H. Weston Taylor (1881 – 1978)”

  1. Bruce said

    Talk about your avian-inspired wardrobe malfunctions. Naughty parrot! 🙂

  2. Bruce said

    According to Wikipedia, “The expression ‘It ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings’ is a reference to Brynhildr’s [a.k.a. Brünnhilde’s] famous immolation scene in ‘Götterdämmerung’ [by Richard Wagner].” Now, if you follow a link in that article, you learn how “The ‘fat lady’ is the valkyrie Brünnhilde, who is traditionally presented as a very buxom lady with horned helmet, spear and round shield.” Hmmm. Either way, her depiction here does not fit the popular image!

    Wikipedia also says “The cartoon character Bugs Bunny disguised himself as ‘Bwunhilde’ to fool Elmer Fudd (depicted as the demigod Siegfried) in ‘What’s Opera, Doc?'” Quoting: “Oh Bwunhilde, you’w so wuvwy!” The depiction above is not evocative of this characterization either, to the painter’s credit this time.

    Fortunately for everybody, I have nothing to say about Thais. 😉

  3. C Scott Taylor said

    H. Weston Taylor was my grandfather. His son and daughter were often the models for young, handsome and beautiful characters. I recognise both of them in several of the images above. This is a fair cross-section of his enormous output over the years. He was an avid canoist, often spending weeks on end with his close friend, an Ojibwa, on wilderness journeys in the backwoods of Canada. He was an old-school gentleman, distinguished, soft-spoken, and with a fine wit.

    • John Ersek said

      I grew up in the vicinity of Upland, PA, and my grandfather and I spent a number of enjoyable afternoons visiting with your grandfather at his home, in the 1960`s and 1970`s. I think my grandmother met Mr. Taylor through thier mutual interest in ham radio. He truly was an old fashioned gentleman, and we used to enjoy hearing his stories about traveling through the northern Quebec wilderness and about hobnobbing with the literary crowd in New York. My wife and I have always enjoyed having two works of art which Mr. Taylor gave to my grandparents, which are somewhat similar to the ones shown on this website.

      from: John Ersek

    • Scott, your grandfather was my great uncle Wes. I always enjoyed my visits to his home — such a fascinating and talented man. His brother Edward was my grandfather wo lived at 209 w 23 st. With his wife Jessie. Their daughter Jeanne Taylor was my mother. I live in key west and am and historian. I remember youn and your broter when we were kids Sharon wells

  4. Frank Bruno said

    I have an original Weston Taylor painting depicting a viking warrior watching 3 maidens bathing in a stream. If anyone knows anything about the painting or it’s possible value please call me at 610-299-5399 the name is Frank Bruno. Thanks.

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