Gib Taylor Obituary, Gib Taylor Has Passed Away - Death Cause

Gib Taylor Obituary, Gib Taylor Has Passed Away – Death Cause

Gib Taylor Obituary, Death – This morning, Mr. Gib Taylor died away in a calm and serene manner. He was well-liked by everyone in our church family and maintained a constant grin for anyone he encountered. Please keep his family in your prayers. When he suddenly collapsed with a heart attack, he was deeply involved in the realm of art that he cherished up until the very end. He was in the process of transporting a collection of his paintings back to his studio in Westminster West after they had been displayed at a thriving exhibition at the Newfane library.

On August 12, 1929, Mr. Taylor was born on Deer Isle, Maine, and he received his education from the schools located on the island. Between 1947 and 1949, he studied at Harvard College as well as at the Art Students League (1949-51). After completing his time in the United States Army, he pursued his education at the American Academy of Art (1954-57). He wed Cecelia Swann, whom he had previously met in New York City. They were blessed with two children before making Vermont their permanent home in the year 1968.

Mr. Taylor instructed students in design, color theory, and woodworking at Marlboro College over the subsequent thirty years. He was a revered educator who was adored by his students and served as a role model and motivator for a large number of aspiring young artists. While he was teaching, he continued to live an active creative life, producing masterful art in a variety of fields, including painting, drawing, sculpture, fine furniture and cabinetry, musical instrument-building, and the occasional whimsical wooden toy. In addition, he built fine furniture and cabinetry. Over the course of his career, he took part in a large number of solo and group exhibitions. His artwork can be seen in private collections located all around the United States. An acquaintance who is also an art critic expressed the following about his body of work: “His creative talent and ability in dealing with wood at times concealed the reality that from the beginning he was mainly an artist.”