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<p>William Taylor Oughton. Image courtesy of the artist.</p>

"Sameness is identity, and seldom is anything ever the same as anything else. There can only be a relationship when there is difference, and welcoming difference is what life and painting deal with. In this sense I see a painting-like a marriage or a friendship-as a particular relationship that points to the necessity of variation and difference among all creatures and forms in our world."
William T. Oughton

Taylor Oughton was an award winning painter and illustrator. He became an illustrator by trade but built his reputation on commissions. Oughton's subject matter varied, but nature and wildlife were his primary interests. For more than forty years, he illustrated magazines and books. His work has been featured in publications including Reader's Digest, Field and Stream, Holiday, Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, Cosmopolitan, and the Saturday Evening Post. Oughton has also designed at the Franklin Mint and for the Lenox Collectibles. His illustrations of nature can be found in the Boy Scout handbook.

Oughton began to create portraits of officers while serving in World War II. After the war, while still in the Marines, Oughton realized he could make art a career. Since then, he has won prestigious awards from the Philadelphia and New Jersey Art Directors Clubs, the Delaware Valley Artists Guild, and the New York Society of Illustrators.

William Taylor Oughton. Image courtesy of the artist.

Education & Community

Education and Training
Illustration, Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1950

Teachers and Influences
Carl Sherman

Colleagues and Affiliations
Joe Picciclo, Vincent Ceglia, Peter Petraglia, Bernie Manciaracina, Patti Neely, John Gretzer, David Frame, Roberta Lee
Doylestown Art League


Major Solo Exhibitions
Philadelphia Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1965
Doylestown National Bank and Trust Company, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1968
Abington Arts Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1970s
Galeria, Lahaska, Pennsylvania, 1975
Collector's Room, Carversville, Pennsylvania, 1975
Golden Door Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1975
Upstairs Gallery, Lahaska, Pennsylvania, 1994
Multiple Choice Gallery, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, 1996
Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, 2002

Major Group Exhibitions
New Hope Galleries, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1973
Churchville Nature Center, Churchville, Pennsylvania, 1978
Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1980
The Gentle Winds Gallery, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1980
6th Annual Deep Run Festival of the Arts, Deep Run, Pennsylvania, 1980
The Bucks County Illustrators Exhibition, Rodman House, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1980-1981
Annual Bucks County Wildlife Exhibition, Bucks County Audubon Society, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1990, 1992, 1995
Hicks Art Center, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania, 1991
Tinicum Arts Festival, Tinicum, Pennsylvania, 1993
Michelyn Gallery, New Britain, Pennsylvania, 1995
Unami Middle School Wildlife Art & Crafts Fair, Chalfont, Pennsylvania, 1996
The Barn Studio Gallery, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1997
Tinicum Annual Arts Festival, Erwinna, Pennsylvania, 1997
Artsbridge Members Annual Show, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, 1998
Artist Gallery Two-Person Show, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1998
Phillips Mill Annual Juried Show, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1998
Michelyn Galleries Group Show, New Britain, Pennsylvania, 1999
Prallsville Annual Juried Show, Stockton, New Jersey, 1999
Artists' Gallery Two-Person Show, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1999
Woodmere Art Museum Member Show, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1999
Artsbridge Annual Members Show, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, 1999
Michelyn Gallery Exhibition, New Britain, Pennsylvania, 2001
Stone, Steel and Paint
, Artist's Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey, 2002

Major Collections
The Seasons
, 40-Foot Diorama, Peace Valley Nature Center, New Britain, Pennsylvania
Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Mural for Peace Valley Nature Center, New Britain, Pennsylvania, 1999

Loon of Northwood Lake
, Smithsonian Institution, 1997

Awards & Appointments

Teaching and Professional Appointments
Hussian School of Art, 1960-1963
Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania, 1964-1971

Delaware Valley Artists Guild Medal, 1960
Philadelphia Art Directors Club Medal, 1970s
New Jersey Art Directors Club, 1978
New York Society of Illustrators Award
Celebration of the Adirondack and Catskill Parks Award, 1985
Prize, Federal Duck Stamp Contest, 1988-1989
Prize, Wyoming Conservation Print Competition, 1990
Prize, Oregon Duck Stamp Contest, 1990
Pennsylvania's Working Together for Wildlife Print Award, 1992
New Jersey Conservation Stamp, 1993
Prize, Pennsylvania's Duck Stamp, 1993
New Jersey's Pheasant/Quail Stamp, 1993
Prize, New Hampshire's Duck Stamp, 1993
Prize, New Jersey's Ducks Unlimited and Pennsylvania's Conservation Prints, 1994
Prize, New Jersey's Wings in Water Poster, 1995
Prize, New York's Conservation Stamp/Print, 1995
Wyoming's Conservation Print Award, 1995
Galaxy 2002 Art Show, Honorable Mention, Best Painting category, Bucks County Courthouse, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 2002
New Century Arts Juried Show, New Hope Arts Commission, Best in Painting Award, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 2002

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