Born in Pismo Beach, CA on Jan. 15, 1910. Philbrick has been a lifelong resident of California. During the 1930s he lived in Santa Cruz and was active in the local art scene there. A retired postman and self-taught artist, he died in Castro Valley, CA on Dec. 6, 2002. As well as a fine painter, he has also made violins. Exh: Calif. Statewide (Santa Cruz), 1931; Santa Cruz Art League, 1934.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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