Item #AT-0261

Mid Century Still Life Gouache by Walter Philipp


Mid Century Gouache on Paper "Modern Still Life" by Walter Philipp American


Walter Philipp was a NYC artist who painted in the mid 1940s- 1960. He was part of
The Art Students League of New York in the mid 1940's. He was discovered while waiting tables in the 58th Street Delicatessen. The director of The Artist Students League of New York saw his work in the deli and offered him a one man exhibition. He sold out that show and became the talk of the New York City art scene of its time. Later he started to exhibit his works around the city, and was featured in Life Magazine (March 15, 1948). He painted mainly in watercolor and mixed media normally signed "Philipp". Famous for New York Cityscapes, Floral Still Life, and Clown's. Today little is known about the artist but his works have been reintroduced to the public again.