A Fellow member of both the Royal Society of British Sculptors and the Society of Portrait Sculptors, becoming Vice Principal of the latter in 2010.
From 1954-58 he studied at The Slade School of Fine Art, winning first prize for painting in 1954, two first prizes for sculpture in 1956 and second prize for composition also in 1956.
Henry Moore commended Taylor’s work when acting as visiting tutor at the Slade.
He was awarded the Scholarship for the Slade Post-Graduate year from 1957-8.
Finally winning the Rome Scholarship in 1958, after which he was to spend five transformative years in Rome.
The architect Sir Richard Rogers, friends with Taylor as a young man quotes,” Brian Taylor was by far the most talented student at The Slade”