Search the Collection

Glyn Philpot (1884-1937), Painter and sculptor

Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Artist associated with 3 portraits
Painter and successful society portraitist in the years before the First World War. A devout Catholic, he also painted classical and religious subject pictures. In 1931, he moved to Paris and dedicated himself to sculpture. When he resumed painting, he embraced a modernist simplification of technique and form. In 1931-2, Philpot made the courageous step of embracing modernist influences in his art, producing a body of work marked by a new simplicity of form and technique. Elected as an Associate Member of the Royal Academy in 1915 and an Academician in 1923.

List Thumbnail


Glyn Philpot

by Glyn Philpot
oil on canvas, 1908
NPG 4681


Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Bt

by Glyn Philpot
oil on canvas, 1925
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L184


Siegfried Loraine Sassoon

by William Edward Gray, after Glyn Philpot
photograph, (1917)
NPG D40553