Walter J. Phillips By Nancy E. Green, Kate Rutherford, and Toni Tomlinson
8vo. pp. 112. Profusely illustrated with more than 65 full-colour illustrations. index. hardcover. dw. Portland: Pomegranate, 2013.
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ISBN-10: 0764966049 / ISBN-13: 9780764966040
Walter J. Phillips’s success as a printmaker was due to his extraordinary perspective, uncompromising design, masterful craftsmanship, and use of dramatic silhouettes and luminous color. Additionally, he loved the medium, writing, “no black is so rich and ‘fat’ as the black in a wood-cut, and no white is so pure. For graphic boldness, directness and simplicity the wood-cut is supreme.”
In this monograph, Phillips’s place in the forefront of the Arts and Crafts movement in North America is explored in detail by noted period scholar Nancy E. Green, while essays by two of the artist’s family members provide unique perspectives on Phillips’s life and work. In addition, quotes by the artist concerning his work accompany many of the reproductions.