R. (for Richard) Taylor was born in Canada in 1902. He began his career in newspapers, and drew cartoons for various left-wing publications during the 1930s, including THE DAILY WORKER. He joined the stable of NEW YORKER cartoonists in 1936. Taylor's work is usually recognized by the large eyes on his characters.
These cartoons are from his book, WRONG BAG. My thanks go to Dave Miller for service above and beyond in providing these scans. Thanks, Dave!
Taylor died in 1970.