Born in Portland, OR on July 27, 1915, she was the daughter of artist Fred Strickland. Phyllis studied in Los Angeles at the Chouinard Art School, Art Center School, and with S. Bell and Richard Munsell.
A resident of San Francisco in 1940, the following year she wed artist Harley Melzian and moved to Detroit, MI.
She died in Northport, MI on July 27, 1993.
Member: Laguna Beach Art Association.
Exhibition: Society for Sanity in Art, CPLH, 1940; Residence Club (SF), 1940.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Who's Who in American Art
1940-41; Leelanau (MI) Enterprise, 7-29-1993 (obituary).Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here