Walter J. Phillips

Walter J. Phillips was born in England in 1884.

Walter J. PhillipsAs a young man, he moved to South Africa where he worked as a teacher, newspaper reporter, surveyor's assistant, law clerk and diamond miner. Phillips returned to England briefly before immigranting to Winnipeg in 1913. Phillips later moved to Calgary, Banff and lastly to Victoria where he died in 1963.

One of Canada's most celebrated artists, Walter J. Phillips produced hundreds of watercolours, colour woodcuts, etchings and engravings throughout his long career, depicting the Canadian landscape in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario.
 
Few other Canadian artists left such an enormous catalogue of Canadian art chronicling works from the eastern townships of Quebec to the west coast. Phillips is recognized internationally for his innovations in colour woodblock printing.

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