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Glyn Warren Philpot

(1884-1937), Painter and sculptor

Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Artist associated with 3 portraits
Philpot trained at Lambeth Art School and in the Paris studio of Jean-Paul Laurens at the Académie Julian. He quickly established himself as a successful society portraitist in the years before the First World War. A devout Catholic, he also painted classical and religious subject pictures. He was elected as an Associate Member of the Royal Academy in 1915 and an Academician in 1923, following his first retrospective exhibition at the Grosvenor Gallery, London. In 1931, he moved to Paris and dedicated himself to sculpture. When he resumed painting, he 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.

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Glyn Warren Philpot, by Glyn Warren Philpot - NPG 4681

Glyn Warren Philpot

by Glyn Warren Philpot
oil on canvas, 1908
NPG 4681

Glyn Warren Philpot, by Sir Oswald Birley - NPG 3651

Glyn Warren Philpot

by Sir Oswald Birley
oil on canvas, 1920
NPG 3651

Glyn Warren Philpot, by Ernest Walter Histed - NPG x88927

Glyn Warren Philpot

by Ernest Walter Histed
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1916
NPG x88927

Glyn Warren Philpot, by Ernest Walter Histed - NPG x88928

Glyn Warren Philpot

by Ernest Walter Histed
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1916
NPG x88928

Glyn Warren Philpot, by Francis Goodman - NPG x12737

Glyn Warren Philpot

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide print, 1937
NPG x12737

Glyn Warren Philpot, by Francis Goodman - NPG x12738

Glyn Warren Philpot

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide print, 1937
NPG x12738

Glyn Warren Philpot, by Powys Evans - NPG D33410

Glyn Warren Philpot

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, 1920s-1930s
NPG D33410


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