Philip Sutton studied under William Coldstream at the Slade School of Fine Art.
Sutton’s first one-man show was held at Roland, Browse and Delbanco in 1956, the year he was elected a Member of the London Group. This was followed by many solo exhibitions throughout the UK.
The works of Philip Sutton are compositions of primary colors in bold areas, a tradition reminiscent of Matisse. the subject matter is secondary in the importance as the composition itself renders the theme. And the themes are happy ones– of his family, especialy his children, views from his studio windows, his studio walls and beautiful nudes. Many of his prints are inspired by his trip to the Fiji Islands and his summer home on the English Coast.
Philip Sutton was elected a Royal Academician in 1988 and lives and works in Pembrokeshire, Wales.