Tom Phillips’ Life and Career
Tom is something of a polymath, having originally studied English at Oxford where he took Drawing classes alongside his degree. He continued this artistic training at Camberwell School of Art, where he was taught by Frank Auerbach. In 1965, he had his first one-man exhibition in London, and has gone from strength to strength since then. Tom has exhibited in countless institutions across the world, from the National Portrait Gallery in London to New York Public Library. Not only is he a prolific visual artist, he has also written an opera, translated Dante’s inferno and worked on numerous theatre set designs.
Awards and Accolades
Ranging in style and subject, from Pop Art to Portraits, Tom’s art has earned his international acclaim along the way. This recognition includes the Hunting Art Prize in 1988 and his election to the Royal Academy in 1984.