William Ladd Taylor
Late 19th c-Early 20th c Painter
William Ladd Taylor worked as an artist and illustrator of historical New England, Southern and Western life, he was born in New England and studied art in Paris, New York, and Boston, under Boulanger and Lefebvre, in 1884-1885.
Taylor painted and illustrated "Selections from Longfellow's Poems" and a series of pictures of the "Pioneer West." He also did several series documenting vanishing life, one of them dealing with Frank Cushing, anthropologist who did ground-breaking work among the Zuni Indians in New Mexico. Taylor did paintings of Cushing with the Indians when the Zuni visited Boston. He painted mainly religious and rural genre scenes.