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  • December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM
    December 31, 1969
    7:00 PM
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Day 4: Henry Taylor

Various characters from his Los Angeles surroundings often inhabit Henry Taylor’s vivid paintings. Taylor has incorporated the likenesses of family members as well as neighborhood friends in his works. While attending the California Institute of the Arts, Taylor worked as a psychiatric technician at the Camarillo State Hospital. There he sketched various patients.

Pop quiz

What legendary jazz saxophonist stayed at Camarillo State Hospital for six months and then wrote the standard, "Relaxin' at Camarillo?"


30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.

Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.



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