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 Robert Philipp  (1895 - 1981)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: figure, portrait, genre, landscape painting, teaching

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Robert Philipp (1895 – 1981)

Robert Philipp was born Moses Solomon Philipp on February 2, 1895 in New York City.  He showed early talent and grew up in a family atmosphere that fed and cultivated his creativity.  At age of 15, he entered the Art Students League for four years and then continued his training at the National Academy of Design.  His teachers at the League included George Bridgeman and Frank DuMond, and at the National Academy he studied with Douglas Volk and George Willoughby Maynard.

Recognition cam quickly to Philipp, and his early works exhibit an eclectic range of artistic sources: Vermeer, Rembrandt, Renoir, Bonnard, Sargent and Fantin-Latour.  After the death of his father, Philipp turned away from painting for a time and joined his uncle’s opera company as a tenor.  He eventually returned to painting and settled in Paris, living there in the 1920s.  The exact date of Paris sojourn is not known, but he reportedly lived there for ten years, supporting himself through the sale of his paintings.

Back in New York in the early 1930s, Philipp was gaining a reputation for his portraits and figure studies.  His – Olympia – won the Logan prize at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1936 and was subsequently purchase by J. Paul Getty.  During the Depression, he worked for the Public Works of Arts Project.

In 1934, he married artist Shelly (Rochelle) Post, who became his favorite model until her death in 1971.  Critic Henry McBride called Philipp “One of the top ten painters in America.”  It was during the 1930s that he began to paint landscapes, still lives and nudes evolving a distinctively lyric and modern style.

Philipp painted passionately and directly creating a synthesis of observation and poetic vision using high keyed colors and rhythmic treatment of form.  Philipp’s work, in his later years, began to increasingly resemble the Expressionist and emotional style of Chaim Soutine.

Philipp, as a teacher at the Art Students League for over thirty years and at the National Academy for sixteen years, was an important influence on American art.  As a teacher, he was well known for his attention to color and his constant emphasis on the importance of drawing.  He was a member of the Lotus Club, National Academy of Design and Royal Society of Arts.

His works are in the collections of the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.; High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas Museum, Texas; Metropolitan Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City.

Sources include:
Biography attached to the back of an original oil painting by Robert Philipp.

Information provided by Arlene Lachman, Lachman Gallery


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Robert Philipp, painter and etcher was born February 2nd, 1895 in New York City.  He studied at the Art Students' League with Frank Vincent DuMond and George Bridgman from 1910 to 1914. He also studied at the National Academy of Design with Volk and Maynard from 1914 to 1917.

Philipp's greatest critic, Philipp himself, said "The excitement of creating a picture never leaves me.  It becomes more and more a delirium.  Sometimes while painting, I awaken to the fact that I have gone through a subconscious experience.  I find myself painting the visible, yet with a subjectiveness which changes reality into something transferred from an inner eye. I find myself using patterns, lines, and dimensions that I see in the visible and that come through the invisible. I know that my reality is not realism but my perspective of it, and a commentary upon it. The past, the present, and the future, become a blend.  Only the essences within nature are the catalysts and the combinations that draw from me the reflections or them,-of me, and through me, as an instrument." (Robert Philipp, 1970)

Philipp painted a wide range of subjects that included genre, portraits, Holland, Paris, bars, nudes, clowns, flowers and coasts.  His style employed an often-unusual use of color that although different, seemed intriguing and appropriate to the composition.  He favored subjects of leisure often depicting scenes such as ladies in a balcony enjoying a show, girls in interiors reading, a night out, a stroll in the park... Although often overlooked by art scholars today, Philipp was universally appreciated during his lifetime.  He conveyed his subjects with a certain sensitivity and understanding that his viewers could relate to.

Philipp taught at the High Museum of Art, 1946; University of Illinois, 1940; Art Students' League of New York and the National Academy of design.  He was also elected an associate of the National Academy and later full Academician of the National Academy of Design.  He won numerous awards during his life including the third Hallgarten Prize, 1922; prizes from the National Academy of Design, 1947 and 1951; Laguna Beach Art Association prize; medal prize, Art Institute of Chicago, 1936;  IBM, 1939; bronze medal, Allied Artists of America, 1958 and others. Robert Philipp passed away in 1981.

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Blake Benton Fine Art


This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Robert Philipp was born on February 2, 1895 in New York City. He received his training at the Art Students League with Frank Vincent DuMond and George Bridgman from 1910 to 1914. He also studied at the National Academy of Design with Volk and Maynard from 1914 to 1917.

As a boy he lived in a world of musical comedies; his father and his uncle wrote and produced many hits and his paintings with its gay scenes and lovely girls, shows the influence of this pleasant background. He spent time in training in music with an eye in the direction of the grand opera stage. He even spent a year or so in a leading role in one of his father's productions. Then he made a decision to abandon the stage and devote himself entirely to painting.

Although often overlooked by art scholars today, Philipp was universally appreciated during his lifetime. He conveyed his subjects with a certain sensitivity and understanding that his viewers could relate to. He was a portrait, figure and still life painter; he painted celebrities, nudes, even landscapes. He often used his wife, Shelby Post, as a model.

Philipp taught at the High Museum of Art in 1946, the University of Illinois in 1940, the Art Students League from 1948 to 1973 and the National Academy of Design from 1950 to 1975.  He died in 1981.


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From the Internet, AskART.com

Written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher form Laguna Woods, California.


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Robert Philipp found success and recognition early on in his career.  He was a portrait, figure and still-life painter.  He painted celebrities, also landscapes, and nudes.  He often used his wife, Shelby Post, as a model in his paintings.

His concepts and teaching methods provided inspiration to a number of students whom he taught at The Art Students League in New York from 1948 to 1973 and at the National Academy of Design from 1950 to 1975.

His work is featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Whitney Museum in New York.

Sources include:

Peter Falk, Who Was Who in American Art

Grand Central Art Galleries, Inc., 1985

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