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artist , educator

Michael Estes Taylor, American artist, educator.


Taylor, Michael Estes was born on May 10, 1944 in Lewisburg, Tennessee, United States. Son of Paul and Evelyn Smith (Estes) Taylor.


Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Middle Tennessee State University, 1967. Master of Arts in Ceramics, East Tennessee State University, 1968. Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, East Tennessee State University, 1977.

Postgraduate, University Wisconsin, 1970.


Assistant professor, Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee, 1968-1971;instructor, Naples (New York) Mill School Arts and Crafts, 1971-1978;instructor, Haystack-Hinkley (Maine) School Arts and Crafts, 1972;associate professor Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1971-1979;chairman art department, College of Idaho, Caldwell, 1979-1980;instructor, Penland (North Carolina) School Arts and Crafts, 1980-1981, 83-84;instructor, New York Experimental Glass Workshop, 1985-1986;instructor, Haystack (Maine) Mountain School, 1986, 89;associate professor School American Crafts, Rochester (New York) Institute Technology, since 1981. President Tennessee Artist Craftsmen Association, 1970-1971. Visiting artist Royal Leerdam (Holland) Glassworks, 1974, Aforsgruppen Glasbruk Kosta, Boda, Sweden, 1974.

Chairperson visual arts faculty Peabody College Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1975-1979. Technical editor New Work magazine NYEGWS, New York City, since 1988. Lecturer various colleges universities.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows at Parthenon Gallery, Nashville, Hunter Museum Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Greene, Memorial Gallery, Greeneville, Tennessee, 1967-1971, Carroll Reece Museum Johnson City, Tennessee, 1972, High Museum Art, Atlanta, 1972, Garden Gallery, Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina, 1973, Cohen Museum, Nashville, 1973, Ola Podrida Gallery, Dallas, 1974, Chelsea Court Gallery, Washington, 1974, Things for Living Gallery, Denver, 1975, Contemporary Art Glass Group, New York City, 1976, Martin-Wiley Gallery, Nashville, 1977, Contemporary Artisans Gallery, San Francisco, 1979, Philadelphia Art Alliance, 1980, J. Barrett Gallery, Toledo, 1982, Heller Gallery, New York City, 1983, Preception Gallery, Houston, 1984, Glass Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1985, Albany (New York ) Institute Art and History, 1986, Stuben Glass Galleries, New York City, 1987, Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, 1988, Modern Glass Gallery, Osaka, Japan, 1988, Judy Youen Gallery, Houston, 1989. Represented in numerous public and private collections.


Advisory board Tennessee Arts Commission, 1970-1974, 77-79, Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, 1984-1986. Jurior Illinois Council for Arts, 1987, Idaho Commission on Arts, 1989. Member board governor New York Foundation for The Arts.

Member American Association of University Professors, American Craft Council, Empire St. Craft Alliance (advisory board member), Glass Art Society (past board member), Fathers Rights Organization.


Married Jane Powell, (divorced 1972). Children: Michael Christopher Eric, Nathainal Saxon. Divorced; 1 child, Austin Hillery.

Paul Taylor

Evelyn Smith (Estes) Taylor

Jane Powell

Michael Christopher Eric Taylor

Nathainal Saxon Taylor

Austin Hillery Taylor