Flower Seller
44 in HIGH x 32 in WIDE
(111.76 cm HIGH x 81.28 cm WIDE)
Gift of Richard Chenault

Oil painting of an African American woman selling colorful flowers. The painting has a white background and the flowers have an abstract look to them, looking similar to balloons.

San Francisco-born Walter Gordon Phillips is not widely known as an artist. He made art while pursuing a long career in education, most notably at Laney College. He often painted scenes of everyday life and regularly took his subjects from photographs or sketches. Phillips used a palette knife rather than a brush to achieve the bold strokes of paint that define his artwork. His style combines his personal viewpoint and the influences of his time.

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