Prentiss Taylor1907-1991

Archives of American Art - Smithsonian Institution
New York, NY

$10,000 for the microfilming of the papers of the lithographer, organized by archivists Barbara D. Aikens and Amy Morgan. Although initially a painter, Taylor turned to lithography in the 1930s while in New York and created a number of prints and illustrations for Harlem Renaissance publications. From 1942-76 he served as President of the Society of Washington Printmakers. Taylor’s finely detailed prints, which deal primarily with realistic scenes and narratives, were influenced by his personal interests in music, architecture, religion and social justice.