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Glyn Warren Philpot
Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Glyn Warren Philpot 1908

Glyn Warren Philpot (1884–1937)

National Portrait Gallery, London

British painter and sculptor, born in London. He studied at Lambeth School of Art, 1900–03, and at the *Académie Julian, Paris, 1905. It was as a portraitist that Philpot had his main success, which was at its height in the 1920s. However, he also did a mural, Richard I Leaving England for the Crusades (1927), for St Stephen's Hall, Westminster, and had ambitions as a painter of allegories and religious subjects (he became a convert to Catholicism in 1905).

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)


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