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Finding Aid to the Tim Taylor Papers, 1991-1992 Coll2014.089
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Description
Clippings, correspondence, resumes, photographs, and notes, 1991-1992, documenting the work of artist Tim Taylor. Taylor was paralyzed by polio at age 6 and never recovered the use of his arms and hands. In the 1980s, he began painting using a brush held with his toes.
Background
Tim Taylor was born in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1954 at the age of six he was paralyzed from the neck down by polio. He regained his ability to stand, but never reclaimed the use of his hands and arms. In the mid-1970s Taylor moved to Los Angeles with the hopes of establishing a career in the entertainment industry. Unable to find employment in Hollywood, Taylor co-founded the Performing Arts Theater of the Handicapped (PATH). He later became a liaison between disabled people and the entertainment industry. In the 1980s he began painting by holding a paint brush between his toes. In the early 1990s he developed a style of abstract expressionism he referred to as "vibration art."
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet 1 folder.
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
This collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.