Born in Birmingham, in 1939, Peter Phillips is one of the preeminent British Pop Artists of our time. As one of the originators of Pop Art, Phillips got his start at Birmingham College of Art, then going on to study at the Royal College of Arts alongside David Hockney, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj and others of the British Pop Art Movement. In 1964, Phillips' award of a Harkness Fellowship saw him move to New York, where he exhibited his work alongside his American counterparts Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and James Rosenquist.
Phillips' work ranges from oils on canvas to multi-media compositions and collages. Vibrant in colour and filled with borrowed iconography of images drawn from daily life, Peter's work appeals to the spectator's memory, elevates curiosity and awakens their minds to the world around them.
Phillips' work has been exhibited in museums worldwide, featured in BBC films and documentaries and even been commissioned for the World Cup - he is considered one of the most prolific artists of his time.