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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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6826

Richard Edward Morphet

by Tom Phillips
pastel, 1972-1973
NPG 6826

6467

Samuel Beckett

by Tom Phillips
coloured lithograph, 1984
NPG 6467

5921

Iris Murdoch

by Tom Phillips
oil on canvas, 1984-1986
NPG 5921

5944(6)

Iris Murdoch

by Tom Phillips
oil on board, 1984
NPG 5944(6)

6824

Brian Eno

by Tom Phillips
oil on canvas, 1984-1985
NPG 6824

6823

Brian Eno

by Tom Phillips
oil on board, 1984-1985
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6823

5944(5)

Iris Murdoch

by Tom Phillips
pencil, 1985
NPG 5944(5)

5944(7)

Iris Murdoch

by Tom Phillips
oil on board, 1985
NPG 5944(7)

5944(8)

Study of 'The Flaying of Marsyas' by Titian

by Tom Phillips
oil on canvas, 1985-1986
NPG 5944(8)

5944(1)

Iris Murdoch

by Tom Phillips
conté, 1986
NPG 5944(1)

5944(2)

Iris Murdoch

by Tom Phillips
conté, 1986
NPG 5944(2)

5944(3)

Iris Murdoch

by Tom Phillips
conté, 1986
NPG 5944(3)

5944(4)

Iris Murdoch

by Tom Phillips
conté, 1986
NPG 5944(4)

6098

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

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

6152

Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall

by Tom Phillips
oil on panel, polyptych, 1991
NPG 6152

6822

Sir Harrison Birtwistle

by Tom Phillips
oil on canvas, 1995
NPG 6822

6526

Susan Adele Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield

by Tom Phillips
computer-processed drawings and video, 1999-2000
On display in Room 38 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6526

6648

Charles Robert Saumarez Smith

by Tom Phillips
oil on panel, polyptych, 2003
NPG 6648

D8229

Geoffrey Boycott

by Tom Phillips
etching, 1986
NPG D8229