Steve Taylor

Hulk/Smoke after Jack Kirby
Hulk/Smoke after Jack Kirby*
24 x 18
7th Heaven
7th Heaven
40 x 30
Revival Tonite
Revival Tonite
30 x 24
Faith Here Now after Marc Swayze
Faith Here Now after Marc Swayze
36 X 24
G-Man #2 after Al Capp
G-Man #2 after Al Capp
30 x 24
The Invisible Blind Man
The Invisible Blind Man
48x36
Dirty Linen
Dirty Linen
36 X 24
Peace and Plenty
Peace and Plenty
36 X 24
Black Terror
Black Terror
48x36
Triumph
Triumph
48 x 36
Jor-el after Wayne Boring
Jor-el after Wayne Boring*
36 X 24
Racecar
Racecar
22 x 28
Jungle Rocketship after Alex Schomburg and Alex Raymond
Jungle Rocketship after Alex Schomburg and Alex Raymond*
48 x 36
G-Man #1 after Chester Gould
G-Man #1 after Chester Gould
30 x 24
Human Volcano
Human Volcano
48x36
Sinner's Club/ Candy Barr
Sinner's Club/ Candy Barr
30 x 24
Dillinger
Dillinger
40x30
War Romances
War Romances
30 x 24
Sailor Art Thomas
Sailor Art Thomas
48x36
The Green Mason
The Green Mason
40x30
Big Brother
48x36
Join the Circus - Vote
Join the Circus - Vote
48x36
Stripesy
Stripesy
40x30
Third Degree
Third Degree
36 X 24
Boys Only
Boys Only
40x30
Phantom*
Phantom*
48x36
Initiales S.G.
Initiales S.G.
48 x 36
Prince Namor after Bill Everett
Prince Namor after Bill Everett
36 X 24
1938
1938 (Naked Superman)
24 x 18
Initiales B.B./ Bardot
Initiales B.B./ Bardot
30 x 30
August
August
48x36
Little Clown
Little Clown
40x30
False Colors
False Colors*
48x36
Marlon
Marlon
48x36
Steve Taylor

Born: October 13, 1954, Miami, FL

Enters a drawing contest in the Miami Daily News when he is five and wins $5.00. He decides to be an artist. Follows the comics avidly.

Enters advanced art classes in high school and, being a rebellious youth, protests against Instructor’s conventional methods. Class is dissolved.

First job out of high school is graphic design and copywriting for a T-shirt company. Writes and draws illustrations for underground newspapers. Becomes enamored with the punk rock scene. Travels to New York to get into it, then moves there in 1975 for a five year period.

New York period: Lives in Hell’s Kitchen and freelances as a graphic artist. Gets a reputation for his punk rock album covers. Joins Punk Magazine, doing graphics, comic strips, illustrations and hand lettering. Is influenced by Warhol, Dali, John Lennon, and Alice Cooper (meets them all), as well as by Duchamp and Picasso (doesn’t meet them).

Comes to New Orleans in 1980 to pursue a relationship; city chosen purely by chance. Works in commercial art for local and national companies as a freelancer. Designs graphics for the record industry, the entertainment industry, and the food industry. Takes college courses in Radio & TV Production.

Begins to exhibit paintings in the mid 1980s and is encouraged by sales and commissions. Pursues painting while working as a commercial graphic artist.  Daughter Sarah born 1989. In 1999 decides to devote full time to a new collection of paintings. Exhibits in a commercial establishment and is discovered there by Gallery Director, Angela King. Exhibits new work in Angela King Gallery, New Orleans.

It is a dream come true for him.

 

 

Steve Taylor talks about what inspired him to paint the following work:

Initials B.B. and Initials S.G.

War Romances and Revival Tonite

Prince Namor and Jungle Rocketship

Bubblegum and Speedy Alkaseltzer

Jor-El and 1938

 

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