William Taggart

American (1936–2007)

About the artist:

Born in Buffalo, NY, in 1936, he received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a Ford Foundation Fellowship and an MFA from the University of New Mexico. After he moved to New York his work was shown at the Betty Parsons Gallery from 1970 until Parsons' death in 1982. His work was featured in group shows and one-man exhibitions throughout the U.S. and is held in many private and public collections, including the American embassies in Bonn, Mexico City, and New Delhi; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo; IBM; the Prudential Insurance Company and the Port Authority of NY and NJ. William Taggart developed his bold use of color while studying at the University of New Mexico and in- directly from the work of Joseph Albers'. Color is the chief medium of Taggart's pictorial language. His use of color has a physic effect emphasized by the abstract spatial quality of his canvas. The center of his work is a painterly command of color: hues controlled by brilliant colors that act as abstract symbols and incorporate in the overall picture plane. Taggart's paintings have a humorous nature which is transposed into a concentrated abstract story telling imagery. One Man Exhibitions Griffin Gallery, New York City, 1968 Cooper Union, New York City, 1971 Whitney Museum Resources Center, New York City, 1974 The Betty Parsons Gallery, New York City, 1974 The Betty Parsons Gallery, New York City, 1976 Liberty Art Center, Libertyville, Illinois, 1978 David Gerson Gallery, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1978 010 Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1978 Parsons-Dreyfuss Gallery, New York City, 1978 Selected Group Exhibitions Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1964 Florida State University, 1964 Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, 1966 Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1966 University of New Mexico, 1967 The Betty Parsons Gallery, Inc., New York City, 1971,1972,1973 55 Mercer Gallery, New York City, 1973 Pace University, New York City, 1974 The Betty Parsons Gallery, New York City, 1975 Snead Hiliman Gallery, Rockford, ILL., 1976 Webber Gallery, Portland, Maine, 1977 The Betty Parsons Gallery, New York City, 1979 Eugene Cuculan Gallery, New York City, 1979 Indianapolis Museum, Indiana, 1978 Public Collections and Installations Art in the Embassie Program: Bonn, Germany; New Delhi, India, 1966 University of New Mexico; Aiburguergue, New Mexico, 1967 Installation, P.3.3; New York, New York 1972 International Arrivals Building; JFK Airport, New York, 1973 Albright-Knox Museum; Buffalo, New York, 1976

William Taggart

American (1936–2007)

(9 works)

About the artist:

Born in Buffalo, NY, in 1936, he received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a Ford Foundation Fellowship and an MFA from the University of New Mexico. After he moved to New York his work was shown at the Betty Parsons Gallery

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