Susannah Phillips
American, born 1952
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Exhibitions
2018
Susannah Phillips: Recent Work,
Bookstein Projects

Though trained by realists William Coldstream and Euan Uglow, Susannah Phillips has also cited Abstract Expressionism as an influence in her practice. She creates paintings that blend figuration with abstraction. Phillips picks subjects that are familiar to the history of painting, such as still lifes, interiors, and portraits, but renders them with an image-flattening combination of broad brushwork and contour outlines. Phillips is also known for her ability to evoke light and tonal difference using a limited color palette, usually of grays and neutrals with an occasional accent color. She has exhibited with likeminded painters Graham Nickson, Robert Berlind, and Neo Rauch.