WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS RCA, ASA, CSPWC (1884-1963)
Walter J. Phillips was born in Lincolnshire England. He studied at the Birmingham School of Art and in South Africa as well as Paris. After working as a commercial artist in England he moved to Winnipeg Manitoba in 1913. He was a resident artist at the Banff Centre (Banff School of Fine Arts) in 1940 when he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Society of Artists (1933), the Canadian Painters and Etchers Society, the Manitoba Society of Artists, the Society of Gravers-Painters in Colour in England and the Society of Print Makers of California.