Tuesday, October 4, 2011

BEAUTY: Painting--Glyn Warren Philpot

Glyn Warren Philpot, October 5th, 1884 – December 16th, 1937, was an English painter, openly gay, and a devout Catholic. He painted portraits of several famous people including Siegfried Sassoon and Vladimir Rosing. Philpot was a popular and successful painter until he started painting work with openly gay subject matter. If only he could have lived to see a time when such work would have been embraced and celebrated.

Top to bottom: Melampus and the Centaur; Portrait of Andre Eglevsky; Resting Acrobats; Siegfried Sassoon; sketch; Glyn Warren Philpot (self portrait)

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