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Tom Phillips (1937-), Artist

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist of 22 portraits
Tom Phillips was born in London in 1937 and studied at St Catherine's College, Oxford, and the Camberwell School of Art (1961-3). His work was included in Young Contemporaries in 1964. His solo exhibitions include Tom Phillips, The Portrait Works, NPG, 1989-90 and Tom Phillips, Works and Texts, Royal Academy, London 1992. He became a Royal Academician in 1989. As well as being a painter, Phillips is a writer and composer. His publications include A Humument (1980) and his translation and illustrations of Dante's Inferno (1982). His opera Irma was first performed in 1973. His work is in several collections, including the British Museum, the Tate, MOMA New York and the National Gallery Australia.

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Tom Phillips ('Humument Self-Portrait at Fifty')

by Tom Phillips
pen and ink and gouache over printed page, 1987
NPG 6098

x138823

Tom Phillips

by Mayotte Magnus
modern bromide print from an original negative, 1976
NPG x138823

x138824

Tom Phillips with his wife Jill and their children Ruth and Leo

by Mayotte Magnus
modern bromide print from an original negative, 1976
NPG x138824

x134136

Royal Academicians In General Assembly

by Dennis Toff
C-type colour print, 28 May 2009
NPG x134136