Walter J. Phillips RCA (1884-1963)
The work of Walter J. Phillips embodies local landscapes and human activities in those landscapes using a vocabulary forged in Japanese woodcut processes. Good art is rooted in the particular and Phillips’ unequivocal way of seeing provides evidence of his enduring attention to place and his self-conscious awareness of the art of past times.
The diverse content of people and scenery in the works of this exhibition provide a perspective on the artist’s range of interests within the context of his natural and human worlds. He sets the scene with his observations and offers glimpses of this milieu through the use of light and color.