Philip A. Corley was born April 11, 1944 in Dublin, Ireland. He studied at the National College of Art 1959 to 1964, tutored by Sean Keating, Maurice Mc Gonical, John Kelly. He was the youngest ever to exhibit at 15yrs old in the Royal Hibernian Academy, qualifying as a teacher the following year.
Corley won a private scholarship, breaking in 1961 to 1962, and entered the Academy de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris, France, where he was tutored by Yves Brayer. He returned to Dublin to finish his studies where he continued exhibiting annually at the Royal Hibernian Academy as well as local galleries. He was a founder member of the group 65 (a collection of Dublin artists) and project 'g (an independent artist co- op) both still flourishing.
Corley has lived in London/ France /Spain /Cannery Islands/Morocco /Amsterdam, traveling and painting throughout Europe before arriving to the United States /New York, where he painted many acclaimed murals.
Corleys work is to be found in important museums collections worldwide. He mainly lives in Florida, between visits to the Bahamas/ Mexico/South America/and the Far East.