Peter Phillips  (British, 1939) 

Peter Phillips (British, b.1939) is one of the pioneers of the Pop Art movement. He worked in many different mediums, including oils on canvas, multimedia compositions, collages, sculptures, and architecture. He studied at Birmingham School of Art and the Royal College of Art. His works, including For Men Only-Starring MM and BB, INsuperSET, and One Five Times/Sharp Shooter, helped to define Pop Art in the early 1960s. His work is composed of vibrant colors and readily recognizable images taken from daily life.

In 1964, Phillips received the Harkness Fellowship and moved to New York. From 1964 to 1966, he lived in New York and traveled America with his friend, sculptor Allen Jones (English, b.1937). While in America, Phillips worked alongside Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987), Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997), and James Rosenquist (American, b.1933). In 1965, Phillips held his first solo exhibition at the Kornblee Gallery in New York. He returned to Europe a year later. Throughout the 1970s, Phillips made frequent trips to Africa, the Far East, and the United States. In 1972, Phillips had a retrospective at the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster. He had another in 1976 at the Tate Gallery, London. In 1981, Phillips traveled to Australia; he had many shows around the country in 1982 and 1983. Throughout the rest of the 1980s, Phillips lived and worked Majorca, Spain. In the 1990s, Phillips returned to North America and held exhibitions in Montreal, Boston, New York, and Houston. In 1998, his work was shown at the Freedom on Choices exhibition in London.

Phillips’s wife, Claude-Marion Phillips, died of cancer in 2003. The artist held an exhibition dedicated to her at Whitford Fine Art in London in 2004. During that same year, he was featured at the Pop Art UK group exhibition at Galleriea Civica di Modena, Italy. Phillips currently lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland. He continues to paint and exhibit. He often travels around the world to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sydney, as well as Central and South America.

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Peter Phillips, Luna Rocks


Peter Phillips
Luna Rocks

James Hyman
Peter Phillips, Blue Iris


Peter Phillips
Blue Iris

Whitford Fine Art
Peter Phillips, In Claude's Memory


Peter Phillips
In Claude's Memory

Whitford Fine Art
Peter Phillips, Custom Print II


Peter Phillips
Custom Print II

Scott White Contemporary Art
Peter Phillips, Custom Print I


Peter Phillips
Custom Print I

Scott White Contemporary Art
Peter Phillips, Girl Fragment


Peter Phillips
Girl Fragment

Whitford Fine Art
Peter Phillips, Eagle


Peter Phillips

Alan Wheatley Art
Peter Phillips, Art-O-Matic Riding High


Peter Phillips
Art-O-Matic Riding High

Whitford Fine Art
Peter Phillips, Untitled


Peter Phillips
Brandler Galleries
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Peter Phillips, Custom Print No.1 from, 11 Pop Artists, Vol. I


Peter Phillips
Custom Print No.1 from, 11 Pop Artists, Vol. I, 1965
color screenprint


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Peter Phillips, 11 1/2


Peter Phillips
11 1/2, 1991
oil on paper laid on wood


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Peter Phillips, Equivalances Untitled I


Peter Phillips
Equivalances Untitled I, 1994
oil, acrylic and collage on canvas laid on board


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1939   Born in Birmingham, England
1953 - 1955   Studied at Moseley Road Secondary School of Art, Birmingham
1955 - 1959   Studied at Birmingham College of Art
1959 - 1962   Studied at the Royal College of Art
1962 - 1963   Taught at the Coventry College of Art and the Birmingham College of Art
1963   Represented at the Paris Biennale
1964   His work was included in the Pop Art exhibition shown at the Hague, Vienna and Berlin
1964   Awarded the Harkness Fellowship
1964   Designs for the Shakespeare exhibition, Stratford-upon-Avon
1965 - 1966   Formed Hybrid Enterprise
1968 - 1969   Guest Professor, Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in Hamburg
2012   Art-o-matic: Pop - Whitford Fine Art, London (England)
2011   Peter Phillips / Stephen Buckley - Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich
2008   Galerie Proarta, Switzerland (solo)
2007   Pop, Pin-Ups & Mosaics, Whitford Fine Art, London (solo)
2005   Goulanderis Foundation, Andros (solo)
2004   Peter Phillips: POP 1959 - 1976, Whitford Fine Art, London
2002   Galleria Civica, Modena, italy (retrospective)
2000   Centre de Cultura Sa Nostra, Palma (solo)
1999   Galeria Punto, Valencia, Spain (solo)
1998   Thomas Gibson, London (solo)
1998   Joan Guaita, Palma de Mallorca (solo)
1997   Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca (retrospective)
1996   Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Palma de Mallorca (solo)
1995   Gallery Bruce R. Lewin, New York (solo)
1993   Joan Guaita Art, Palma de Mallorca (solo)
1992   Galería Afinsa-Almirante, Madrid (solo)
1991   Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca (solo)
1990   Galería Punto, Valencia, Spain (solo)
1989   Galería Manola Vilches, Marbella, Spain (solo)
1989   Galería Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
1987   Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
1982 - 1983   Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (retrospective, travelling to Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Southampton Art Gallery, Barbican Art Gallery, London)
1982   Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
1976   Tate Gallery, London (solo)
1972   Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany (retrospective)
1968   Alecto Gallery, London (prints)
1965   Kornblee Gallery, New York (solo)
   E. CRISPOLTI. Peter Phillips, Works/Opere 1960 - 1974, Milan, 1977