GO DIGITAL YOUNG MAN
by Adrian Dannatt
The Royal Academician Tom Phillips, who is 73 and based in London, is a traditional painter and draughtsman, best known for his portrait commissions. But his artistic activities are nothing if not eclectic. An expert on African art, he curated a 1995 show at the Royal Academy and recently published the first book on Ghanaian gold weights. He has composed chamber music and two operas, publishing his music on Brian Eno’s Obscure Records
label (Eno, his onetime student, is now his lifelong friend).