Margaret Taylor is a 1965 graduate of Manual Training High School. She began drawing at the age of 5 and had her first art
show when she was in 3rd grade at Wheatley Elementary School.
She was also chosen as one of Don Wood's Weather Kids on Channel 8, her artwork having been selected for the show. By
6th grade she had been asked to design the Christmas mural for Hunt's Department Store windows in downtown Muskogee.
At West Junior High she won the top art student award from Mrs. Herring, art teacher at the school for many years. At
Manual Training High School she took commercial art design under Benjamin Coleman and earned awards for her art.
Margaret attended ORU, majoring in Fine Arts and specializing in sculpture and ceramics.
She returned to Muskogee upon graduation to help manage her family's business, McIntosh Nursing Home, but her passion
remained art. Margaret used art as an outlet for processing her work with nursing home administration and enjoyed sharing
art projects with the residents. She turned everything she did into art as a coping mechanism during this period.
Margaret joined the Muskogee Art Guild and enjoyed sharing her art with the Muskogee community. She turned the abstraction
learned through sculpture and ceramics into painting and that remains her focus today.
She was the featured artist for the opening of the Greenwood Culture Center in Tulsa and artist-in-residence for the Oklahoma
Today she monitors M Artist Taylor, an art exploration page on Facebook. As she says, Art is my life. Whatever I am an
artist, activist, legacy keeper - I'm simply Margaret.