Biography

george phillips

George Phillips was born in Brooklyn New York, the year 1920.He was educated in the New York school system.At New York University he earned a bachelors degree in English. In  graduate school he majored in creative arts and studied with Chuck Close who wrote that ” Phillips is one of a handful of truly outstanding students” He studies with John Kacere at NYU, Sidney Dickenson at the Art Students League in NYC, and Sergei Bongart in Los Angeles. He took supplementary courses at New School University, CCNY, and was a guest lecturer at the University of Minnesota. 

He has earned his way as a singer,an English teacher, a writer and a research director for the Hearst newspapers, and network TV executive. In the military he served as an intelligence analyst in the office of the chief of staff, U.S Army Air Corps. 

Phillips paints according to instinct with no regard for current mode.He cites Nicholai Fechin “What an artist fills his cancans with is not important. What is always important is how he does it.” When not painting he enjoys walking, good food and wine, the company of his family friends, the piano, poetry (both reading and writing) and  above all his wife.

 

Aenta Life Insurance, Hartford Ct.
Allegis Realty Investors, Hartford Ct.A
American General Life Ins, Tenn.
AMS Interiors, Greenwich, CT.
Citicorp Inc. NYC.
Delta Airlins, Boston Ma.
Disney Corp. Orlando, Fla.
Inst. Of Diagnosis Research. Ct.
North American Bank, Waterbury, Ct.
Pepsi Co Inc. Purchase, N.Y
Registry Hotel Group, Naples, Fla.
Touche Ross Corp, Stamford, Ct.
Union Trust Co, Stamford, Ct.
University Club, Durham, N.C.
Travelers Ins. Co, Hartford Ct.

GALLERIES AND EXHIBITIONS
Francesca Anderson Gallery, Boston, Ma.
Galerie Catiglione, Paris France.
Galerie Etoile, La Jolla, Ca.
Fleur de lys Gallery, Essex Ct.
Galerie 17, Mougins, France.
Galerie 17, Cannes, France.
The Gateway Gallery, La Jolla, Ca.
The Gateway Gallery, Carmel, Ca.
Gallery St. Etenne, N.Y.C
Governors Mansion, Hartford, Ct.
The Greene Art Gallery, Guildford, Ct.
The Marvin-Price Gallery, Chevy Chase, Md.
Miller Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
National Heritage Gallery, Beverly hills, Ca.
The Union League Club, NYC

marcia phillips

Born in 1943, Marcia grew up in Old Lyme, Connecticut, once one of America’s earliest American Impressionist art colonies. Terpsichore,the muse of dance , embraced her at an early age and she started ballet lessons at Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and Ballet Arts Schools in New York City. This led to study with Martha Graham and Jose Limon at Connecticut College and a scholarship at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet, official school of the New York City Ballet. She was invited to join New York American Ballet Theater Company and Chicago Opera Ballet Company.  A serious injury stopped her dancing career. 

She then found work at the ABC television Network. 

It was not a muse that led Marcia to painting, but a friend who saw some charcoal drawings she had done.  Encouraged by the talent he saw, he gave her a gift of an easel, paints, and all the other materials involved in painting.  Marcia’s earliest paintings sold in the galleries of the historic Lyme Art Association where she later was an instructor.

Marcia studied at the Art Student’s League in New York City and also with the Russian Master, Sergei Bongart, who more than once called her paintings “poetry.”

Marcia spends several months every year in southern France painting the landscapes, the quaint villages and ubiquitous gardens. When she isn’t painting, she enjoys gardening, music (playing and listening) and the company of family and friends.

 

CORPORATE PURCHASES
Aetna Life Ins. Hartford, Ct.
Allegis Realty Investors, Hartford, Ct.
Disney Corporation, Orlando, Fla.
Delta Airlines, Boston Ma.
Doke & Reilly, Texas
Ernst & Whinney, Stamford, Ct.
The University Club Durham, N.C.
The Griffin Foundation, N London Ct.

GALLERIES AND EXHIBITIONS
Fleur de lys Gallery, Essex Ct
Francecesca Anderson Gallery, Boston, Ma.
Gallery Etoile, La Jolla, Ca.
The Gateway Gallery, La Jolla , Ca.
The Gateway Gallery, Carmel Ca.
Galerie 17, Cannes, France.
Galerie 17, Moujins, France.
The Gallery at the Registry, Naples Fla.
The Governors Mansion, Hartford, Ct.
The Greene Art Gallery, Guildford, Ct.
The Miller Gallery, Cincinnati Ohio.
The Marin-Price Gallery, Chevy Chase, Md.
The Park Shore Gallery. Naples Fla.
The Portfolio Gallery, Stamford, Ct.
The Shippee Gallery, N.Y.C.
The Shore Road Gallery, Oqunquit, Maine
The Galerie Castiglione, Paris, France.
The Union League Club, N.Y.C.