Art of Mary Lyon Taylor
Taylor was influenced by photography magazines and probably by photographic exhibitions held at the nearby John Herron Art Institute. Her photography work is classified as “pictorialist” style, an artistic photographic genre characterized by its soft-focus appearance. Family and friends posed for her in her upstairs drawing room parlor. Taylor’s models, usually women and children, were posed artistically, often holding open books or flowers. For more information on Mary Lyon Taylor, please see the article Mary Lyon Taylor, Traces, Winter 1994.