Gib Taylor Obituary, Death – Gib Taylor’s passing was peaceful and uncomplicated. He was liked by everyone in our church family and always had a smile on his face. Please pray for him and his family. As he abruptly passed away from a heart attack, he was immersed in the artistic world that he valued. After a successful show at the Newfane library, he was returning a number of his paintings to his studio in Westminster West. Mr. Taylor was born on Deer Isle, Maine.
On August 12, 1929, and attended local schools there throughout his childhood and early adult life. He attended Harvard University and the Art Students League between 1947 to 1949. (1949-51). After serving in the military for a while, he attended the American Academy of Art (1954-57). He eventually tied the knot with Cecelia Swann, a woman he’d met in the Big Apple. In 1968, with the birth of their two wonderful children, the family settled permanently in Vermont. Throughout the next 30 years, Mr. Taylor taught courses at Marlboro College covering topics like design, color theory, and woodworking.
Many young artists owe their inspiration and drive to him, as he was a highly regarded teacher who was universally beloved by his students. While he was in the classroom, he was also busy creating works of art, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, exquisite furniture and cabinetry, musical instruments, and even the odd funny wooden toy. The furniture and cabinetry he crafted were of the highest quality. Several solo and group shows were held during the course of his career. His works can be found in private collections all around the USA.