Fil Sessions was born near the coast in rural South Carolina in 1923. Fil received his B.F.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago. He also attended the University of California Los Angeles Theatre Arts Graduate School, the University of Southern California School of Architecture, and the Art Center School for Illustration.
Fil worked for various studios in Hollywood including ABC television, the CBS television art department, and Paramount Pictures in the special photographic department. Active in the community, he was a member of the Society of Illustrators, American Society for Industrial Design, the Art Directors' Guild, the Greenwood (SC) Artist Guild, and was on the Board of Trustees for The Museum (Greenwood, SC) and President of the Writer's Guild of Greenwood (SC). Fil was known for his illustration work, architectural drawings, watercolors, and movie posters. His work is at the Museum of Greenwood, South Carolina, Universal Studios, Los Angeles, MGM Studios, Los Angeles, and others. Fil Sessions died 1998.