Walter Joseph Phillips


1884-1963 Walter Joseph Phillips, born at Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire. Studied at the Birmingham School of Art, 1899-1902. Returned to England and went to Winnipeg in 1913. Taught at the summer school of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1917, and 1919. Lived mainly at Winnipeg until 1924 and there began his work in graphic art. Has travelled and painted widely in Canada, especially the West. A.R.C.A. in 1921, R.C.A. in 1933. Widely known for his colour woodcuts, he was the author of The Technique of Colour Woodcut (1926). Moved to Calgary in 1940 and taught at the Provincial Institute of Technology and the Banff summer school, 1940-1946. Has illustrated several books. Painter chiefly in water colour.