Quiet Nature: The Woodblock Prints Of Walter J. Phillips
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC - Mar 9 – May 20
This exhibition spotlights the acclaimed colour woodcuts of Walter J. Phillips (1884-1963). Born and educated in England, Phillips immigrated to Canada in 1913, living and teaching in Winnipeg, Banff and Calgary before retiring to Victoria. Trainedinitially (and greatly admired) as a watercolourist, he became enamoured of Japanese woodblock printmaking, studying most notably with Mokuchu Urushibara. His prints are distinguished by their delicate palette, subtle depths, and rhythmic lines and forms.