Anna Heyward Taylor was born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1879. She is known primarily for her woodblock prints but was also a skilled watercolorist, as well as a graphic and landscape artist. A descendant of a wealthy cotton family from Columbia, South Carolina, Taylor moved to New York where she lived for much of the 1920s. In 1929 she moved back to South Carolina taking residence in Charleston where she became well-known for her woodblock prints of nature studies and women flower vendors, while being active in the Charleston Renaissance group of artists. Taylor died in 1956 in Charleston. Her work is represented in the Greenville Museum of Art, the Gibbes Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, and the Lowe Art Museum in Florida.
Come see Taylor’s prints that are currently on display in the Florence Museum’s SC Gallery.