Senior curator of European paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 1998-2008. Conisbee was the son of Paul Conisbee. Though born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Conisbee grew up in London. He attended St. Dunstan's college, Catford before entering the Courtauld Institute, London. He received a B.A. in the history of European art in 1968 and worked on a dissertation on the painter Claude-Joseph Vernet, which he never completed.
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Americanist art history professor at the University of Chicago 1960-1974, and director, National Museum of American Art, 1970-1981. Taylor was the son of James Edmond and Anna L. M. Scott (Taylor). He attended the Portland Museum art school before entering Reed College, where he received his degree in 1939. He initially worked as a designer for ballet and theatre groups including the San Francisco Opera Ballet. He also taught at his alma mater. After World War II was declared Taylor joined the U.S. Army infantry, fighting in the European Theater and rising to the rank of major.