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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/80/Jeanne_Taylor%2C_Gerard_Du_Bois%2C_Cora_Du_Bois.jpgJeanne Taylor (December 1, 1912 – December 2, 1992) was a Minnesota Regionalist painter and graphic designer.

Jeanne Taylor was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on December 1, 1912.[1]

She attended the University of Minnesota, the St. Paul School of Art and the Art Students League of New York. She was a leading Minnesota Regionalist painter and her work is displayed in the Minnesota Historical Center. Exhibitions includes: Minnesota State Fair, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, American University, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts .[1]

She was a supervisor for the Index of American Design during the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and member of the Minnesota WPA Federal Art Project. In 1937 she received an honorable mention for her landscape presented at the Minnesota State Fair.[1]. She moved to Ceylon for work with the Office of Strategic Services.[1] In 1944 also Cora Du Bois moved to Ceylon to serve as chief of research and analysis for the Army's Southeast Asia Command.[2] There she began a lesbian relationship with Jeanne Taylor. They lived together as a couple and in the mid-1950s they visited Paul and Julia Child in Paris.[3] DuBois and Taylor, "her companion," according to her Harvard Library biographer, "enjoyed an active social life" in the 1970s.[4]

After Ceylon Taylor worked in Graphic Design in New York City and was an art and shop teacher at the Little Red School House before retiring to Cambridge, Massachusetts.[1]

She died on December 2, 1992.[1]


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/queerplaces/images/Jeanne_Taylor