Walter Joseph Phillips, R. C. A. (1884 – 1963, Canadian)

Temple Lodge

Temple Lodge

Gift of Ralph Young, Edmonton, 2021

Walter Joseph Phillips, RCA ASA CSPE CSPWC, 1884-1963, renowned Canadian painter and woodcut artist, was born in Lincolnshire, England. He produced his first successful colour woodcut in 1917 and wrote “The Technique of the Colour Woodcut” in 1926. He received several international awards for his art and became a full academician of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1933. He moved to Calgary in 1941 to teach at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He instructed at SAIT until 1949, although he moved to Banff in 1943. He also taught at the Banff School of Fine Arts. Temple Lodge (formerly called the Mount Temple Chalet) was constructed in the 1930s as a backcountry ski lodge.