DeCourcy Taylor was born in 1930 in New York City and grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. Since then, he has lived in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, and presently resides in Austin, Texas. He received his formal art education at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He has been a painter and a sculptor for over seventy years, working in oil and watercolor mediums. Until 1991, he worked in stone lithography. When he moved to Maine, he donated his press and stones to the Museum School. In 1954, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts purchased one of his three lithographs. He also designed, illustrated, and art directed for Boston advertising agencies and textbook and trade publishers and worked on sculpture for a Boston studio. He originated the design of Gray's Sporting Journal for which he art directed, designed, and illustrated for sixteen years. He art directed and designed the Atlantic Salmon Journal, the magazine of the Atlantic Salmon Federation for ten years and was the art consultant as well as illustrator. Much of DeCourcy's work has been commissioned by private collectors and been represented in galleries throughout the US and Canada.