Thirty five years ago Henry Taylor joined the family business by working for his father who owned the Taylor Dykman Gallery in Carlton centre. The gallery focused on well established South African artists, some of whom went on to become the Old Masters of today.
It was here that Henry encountered the likes of Jeanette Dykman, Father Claerhout, W.Hulley, Martin Koch and Gabriel de Jongh etc. Watching some of these great names painting, Henry gained an appreciation of the techniques that made these names great.
After five years, the gallery re-located to Sandton City and became the Taylor Errol Boyley Gallery. Attention shifted exclusively to marketing Errol Boyley and building up his reputation in Johannesburg.
Five years later, Henry decided to branch out on his own and set up the Henry Taylor Art gallery in Lonehill. Here he focused on up and coming artists as well as the more established artists that he had grown accustomed to. The move was successful and continued to be for seven years when Henry decided to move to the Fourways Mall. It was here that Henry began to specialise in Old Masters focusing on investment art for individual buyers and corporate investors.
Henry Taylor Gallery remained in Fourways Mall for fourteen years but was moved to trendier locations where his target audience was more readily available, first to Design Quarter and then to Cedar Square Mall. Hence the Henry Taylor Gallery is now a destination gallery thanks to the larger premises and wide collection of original paintings and bronze and stone sculptures.