Edward Tayler (1826-1906)

Edward Tayler (1828 Switzerland -1906 England) Painter of miniature portraits and figure studies in both oils and watercolour and a Birmingham School artist. 'The father of present day miniature painters' (AJ 1906). Exhibited from 1849 at the RA for more than three decades and elsewhere. Hon. treasurer and one of the founders of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters. (The Dictionary of Victorian Artists by Christopher Wood).

He exhibited widely including 116 times at the Royal Academy, Dudley Gallery 8. Grosvenor Gallery 1, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 9, Manchester City Art Gallery 10, New Gallery 2, Royal Society of Portrait Painters 1, Royal Society of British Artists 3, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 4, Royal Miniature Society 32.