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© Tom Phillips. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Tate

Benches 1970–1

Tom Phillips (b.1937)


(b London, 24 May 1937). British painter, graphic artist, musician, and writer. Phillips's work resists classification and has been much concerned with the fusion of words and images. In 1966 he began using texts from a Victorian novel (A Human Document by W. H. Mallock, 1892) and has produced various suites and other prints based on it under the collective title A Humument. A by-product of this is his opera Irma (first produced 1973, recorded 1980).

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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