Philip Reeves


Philip Reeves was born in Cheltenham in 1931. He studied at Cheltenham School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and was appointed Lecturer at Glasgow School of Art in 1954. In the same year he was elected Associate of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers. He was appointed Head of the Printmaking Department of Glasgow School of Art in 1970, and continued in this post until 1991.

Reeves was the President of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours 1998- 2005. He is a Founder member of both the Edinburgh Printmakers' Workshop, and the Glasgow Print Studio. 

Reeves has an extensive programme of solo and group exhibitions in Britain and abroad. He is represented in public and private collections throughout Scotland, and in collections in Canada, Denmark, England, France, Norway and USA.


"The Object and the Place' an important aspect of my work. A distillation of form, colour, shape, depicting territory both urban and rural. Items can become displaced, but there is usually a relationship within an architectural framework."