TAYLOR, Audrey (1903-)

Audrey Taylor’s extensive teaching career included positions at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. She was also a children’s teacher in Mexico and Guatemala and pursued research in the United States on the subject of art created by blind, deaf and mentally handicapped youth. Her own artwork comprises varied assemblages of found objects: tools, utensils and welded chains. Skilled in junk art before it gained prominence, she presented an exhibition at Galerie Denyse Delrue in 1963 that constituted a brave departure from the aesthetic canons of her time.