Samuel Taylor (1870-1944) was born in Belfast and studied at the school of Art there. Though trained as an artist in his twenties, it wasn’t until he was well into his forties when he travelled to Brittany that his career in art truly began. Taylor moved around a lot during these years, visiting places such as Concarneau, Pont Aven and Guemene-sur-Scorff where he studied under Norman Garstin. The influence he took from these regions transformed his work, which adapted a Post-Impressionist style.
The artist exhibited at the Belfast Arts Society, the RHA and at the Oireachtas Art Exhibition.