Born in Fresno, CA on March 3, 1913. Phillips studied sculpture at the CSFA under Stackpole and Piazzoni. A traveling scholarship from that school allowed for one year in Europe. After returning to San Francisco in 1938, she executed fountain figures on Treasure Island for the GGIE. Phillips moved to NYC in 1941 and lived there until her death on Jan. 22, 1995. Exh: CSFA, 1932 (prize); SFAA, 1936-48; Copley Foundation 1958 (award). In: St Joseph's Church crucifix (Sacramento); Maritime Museum (SF); SFMA.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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