Glyn Philpot 1884-1937


Painter and sculptor, born in London, Philpot studied at Lambeth School of Art and began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1904 becoming an Associate of the Academy in 1923.  A very successful and profitable early career in portraiture enabled him to travel to France, Italy and the United States of America. One of the most well-known sitters was the poet, Siegfried Sassoon, painted in 1917 and now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. In 1913 he won the prestigious Carnegie Prize, presented by the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh which enhanced his career internationally. 


By the late 1920s he was keen to move away from the traditional style of paintings that were still popular in England, and in 1931 moved to Paris where he worked on both paintings and sculpture with a more progressive manner. Some of the best paintings were produced in the last five years of his life. Today his works are held in several nationally significant collections including The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, The Yale Centre for British Art, London, Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery, London.