Bert Geer Phillips




Hudson, New York


Southwest Indian figure, landscape and genre painting

Bert Phillips was an American artist, born in Hudson, New York, on July 15, 1868.  The great heroes of Bert Geer Phillips’ youth were Kit Carson and the American Indian.  Years later he was able to pay tribute to both of them in a unique and gratifying way, through his paintings.  He began drawing before he could write, and when still a small boy won first prize at the county fair for a collection of watercolors.  After studying at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design, he set up a studio in New York, where he painted for the next five years.  He then spent seven months in England, where he produced some charming watercolors of pastoral scenes.