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Philip Field

UTPA
Texas, USA
pfield@panam.edu
Spring Cleaning
16" x 20"

Artist Statement: I consider the computer print to be one of the great technological advancements in the long history of traditional printmaking. Many of my prints such as "She Who Rides The Lion" start out as part of my"daily diary", a simple pencil drawing done each night on a 4" x 6" index card. In most of them there appears a red creature called Wrathhuesos which represents my wife, and a Bear figure which represents myself. There are an additional eight to ten other characters that make up my "family".

The best of them are scanned into the computer and the artistic development and decision making takes place within the context of the art programs of Painter and Photoshop, and the opportunities and serendipity of the digital world. I use a Wacom drawing tablet to "paint" and develop them, and print on an Epson 1520 color inkjet printer.

I am a Professor of Art at the University of Texas - Pan American in Edinburg, Texas.

I was born in Brooklyn, New York and received my first art instruction in children's classes at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and private lessons in painting from the artist Evelyn Eisgrau. I studied summers at the Yale-Norfolk Summer School of Art, and the Art Students League of New York in Woodstock, N.Y. and received his B.F.A. in painting from Syracuse University and his M.F.A. in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. I studied the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts on a Fulbright Grant in Painting.

My prints and paintings are in the public collections of Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, the Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, New Jersey, The University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, the Tulsa City-County Public Library, Tulsa, Oklahoma, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, The Bank of New York Collection, New York City, N.Y., and The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.
At The Iron Skillet
16" x 20"

Dialing Home
16" x 20"

She Who Rides The Lion
16" x 20"