ABOUT THE ARTIST
Florence Starr Taylor was born April 4, 1904 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She attended the Stevens (Girls) High School and attendted the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art on a full scholarship from 1921 to 1925. She was invited to study with Louis Comfort Tiffany at his Oyster Bay Estate in 1926.
DOCUMENTARY "Whatever She Saw"
A half hour biographical portait of the life, art and times of Florence Starr Taylor, directed by Mary Haverstick.
Part One Part Two
On her return, Ms. Starr Taylor began her career at the Lancaster Newspapers as First Staff Artist and Reporter where she remained until 1929. In 1930 she worked for a wide variety of Central Pennsylvania clients as a full time Commercial Artists. In 1964 she accepted a position at WITF as a Staff Artist and named the station WITF for "It's Top Flight".
Florence Starr Taylor received the coveted Red Rose Award for her tireless volunteeer work for the USO, Blind Association, Meals on Wheels, the North Museum, and other efforts. She passed away quietly her sleep in 1991, at the age of 86, after attending a concert that evening at F&M College.
PARTIAL LIST OF COMMISSIONS
Hamilton Watch Company, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Armstrong Cork Company, later Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
New Holland Machine, New Holland, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Electric Company, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Lebanon Steel Foundry, "Liberty Calendars", Lebanon, Pennsylvania
People Watching, Lynden Gallery, Elizabethtown, PA, February 2012
From the Journals of Fran and Flo: Figures Circa 1950 by Florence Starr Taylor and Fran Williams Wagner, Lynden Gallery, February 2008