Taylor earned an undergraduate degree in the History of Art from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. While completing his studies, he trained with the renowned Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh, where he developed a keen interest in the business-side of the art world. He was accepted to the Sotheby’s Institute of Art and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Art Business. Following graduation he joined Heritage Auctions and has since enjoyed working across a number of fields in the auction business. Taylor is also a USPAP compliant appraiser of Modern & Contemporary Art.