Walter J. Phillips, 1884-1963
Born: Barton-on-Humber, England, October 25, 1884
Died: Victoria, British Columbia, July 5, 1963
Nationality: British, Canadian
Walter J. Phillips was internationally acclaimed during his lifetime for his proficiency in the medium of the colour woodcut derived from the Japanese method. Through the skilful superimposition of many layers of transparent water-based inks, he created images of great beauty, subtlety, and depth. Unquestionably, Phillips produced some of the most important prints and watercolours in Canada during this period.