Gravy for the Navy II

Peter Phillips (1939 - )

Oil on canvas (irregular)

1960

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street
  • About the artist
    A major British Pop artist, Peter Phillips was born in Birmingham and studied at the city’s College of Art (1955–59) and at the Royal College of Art, London (1959–62). As a student, he participated in group shows and in 1964, moved to New York on a Harkness Fellowship. His first solo show was held in New York a year later. In 1966 he moved to Zurich where he still lives today. Phillips became Guest Professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in Hamburg (1968–69). His first London solo show was at the Waddington Galleries (1976) and in 1982, a touring retrospective opened at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Phillips has exhibited work around the world. In 2009 he was commissioned to make a painting for the 2010 World Cup.
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    canvas, oil, oil painting, irregular
  • Details
    Title
    Gravy for the Navy II
    Date
    1960
    Medium
    Oil on canvas (irregular)
    Dimensions
    height: 77.80 cm, width: 50.20 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Piccadilly Gallery, February 1976
    Inscription
    none
    Provenance
    Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd. no 7234 / Ind Coope Collection cat no 14 Arts Council of Great Britain
    GAC number
    12207