Carole Klein

From an Art Curator


Norman Taylor’s watercolors, drawings, and woodblock prints reveal his understanding of the properties of each medium he uses, especially watercolor.  Excellent draftsmanship and clear knowledge of perspective can be seen in his architectural and street scenes. His figures and faces are believably human, yet not staid or static.

Taylor’s sense of color combined with a mastery of drawing allowed him to express his love of the beauty of the places and architecture he painted.  He knew what he wanted to say in watercolor while allowing the medium its innate characteristics.



 Carole Klein, Associate Curator of Art, Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA