Margaret McDonald Phillips (1910 - 1978)

Margaret McDonald Phillips
1910 - 1978
updated December 13, 2019
Margaret McDonald Phillips was born on May 16, 1910 in New York, New York. She died on May 15, 1978 in Jackson Heights, NY, New York at 67 years of age. We know that Margaret McDonald Phillips had been residing in Jackson Heights, Queens County, New York 11372.

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Margaret McDonald Phillips
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Female
Gender
Margaret
First name
McDonald
Middle name
Unknown
Maiden name
Phillips
Last name(s)
Ph.D.
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Unknown
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Jackson Heights, Queens County, New York 11372
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Margaret Phillips was born on in New York, New York United States
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Margaret Phillips died on in Jackson Heights, NY, Queens County, New York United States
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Margaret Phillips was born on in New York, New York United States
Margaret Phillips died on in Jackson Heights, NY, Queens County, New York United States
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Death
A fall in her apartment.
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New York City for most of her life.

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Education

Hunter College and the Grand Central School of the Arts.

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biography of Margaret McDonald PHILLIPS (XX)
1910-1978



Birth place: NYC
Addresses: NYC
Profession: Painter, educator
Studied: Hunter Col. (B.A.); Grand Cent. Sch. Art (M.A.); with Eric Pape, Frank Schwartz & Edmund Greacen; Wayman Adams Sch. Portraiture; Univ. Paris, scholar, 1942; St Andrews Col. (Ph.D.)
Exhibited: Gal. Int., NY, 1960; 50 Am. Artists, Schoeneman Art Gal., NYC, 1965; NAC 23rd Ann., NY, 1969; Ogunquit Art Ctr., Maine, 1969; Academic Artists, W. Springfield, Mass., 1970; Rembrandt Art Gal., NYC, 1970s. Awards: Nancy Ashton Prize, 1942; citation, Fla. Southern Col., 1969.
Member: The 50 Am. Artists (pres., 1954-); Royal Soc. Arts, London; Acad. Artists, W. Springfield, Mass.; Palm Beach Art League; Rockport Art Assn.
Work: Indira Ghandi (portrait), Indira Ghandi Coll., New Delhi, India; portrait of a mountaineer, Fla. Southern Col.; Muskingum Col., Ohio; St Luke's Hosp., New York. Commissions: portrait of Mme. V. Pandil commissioned by UN, hanging in New Delhi, 1954; portrait of Mme. Paul Marfort, Berlitz Sch. Language, Paris, France, 1965; portrait of John S. Bennell, Fifth Ave Presby. Church, NYC, 1967; portrait of Walter H. Aldridge, Columbia Univ., NYC, 1969; portrait of Pres. Richard M. Nixon, commissioned by Pres. Heritage Cl., Republican Cl. Hdq., 1972
Comments: Preferred media: oils. Publications: illusr., "King of Siam & Queen of Persia," NY Graphic Soc., 1947; auth., "You & Your Portrait," 1955; auth., "Judging an Art Exhibition," 1960; auth., "Aesthetic Enjoyment," 1968. Teaching: mem. admin. staff, New York Phoenix Sch. Design, 1954-, hd. portrait painting dept., 1968-; instr. pvt. classes.
Sources: WW73; Su San, Artist Captures the Essence (Sun, 1969); Wagsan, She Paints the Greats," J. Am.; Lesley Kuhn, Psychosomatic painting (Int. Press Assn., 1969)"

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1960 Woman of the Year citation from the Greater New York Citizens Society.

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Amanda S. Stevenson
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Margaret called up Naomi and I and offered us a magnificent grand piano for $3,000 and Naomi played it. I have a conscience so I told Margaret that it was a very valuable piano and she could get ten thousand dollars in cash for it from any dealer.
A few days later she called me and thanked me profusely because the first dealer said he would come right back with the cash and he did! "Because of you, I got an extra seven thousand dollars!"
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Amanda S. Stevenson
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This cat looks so much like our cat "Kasha."
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Amanda S. Stevenson
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This was on the internet today . . .41 years after she died.
Margaret McDonald Phillips Queen of Persia Cat Art Print in Hand Made Frame.
This exquisite art piece is titled, " Queen of Persia". The frame is Hand carved wood and highly detailed. It is a very old piece.
I would say it was made 1940-1960. Please refer to all photos. It appears to be in great vintage condition.
This piece measures 16-1/2 inches long by 13-1/2 inches wide. In Frame measures 24 inches long and 21 inches wide. It is a heavy piece.
Margaret McDonald Phillips
(American, 1910 -1978 )

Born in New York City, Margaret McDonald Phillips studied at Hunter College, Grand Central School of Art, with the Wayman Adams School of Portraiture; with Eric Pape, Frank Schwartz and Edmund Graecen. She also studied at the University of Paris and received a Ph.D. from St. Andrew's College in Scotland.

Phillips was best known for her portraits, which included such subjects as Indira Gandhi, later president of India, and former President Richard M. Nixon. A longtime staff member of the New York Phoenix School of Design, she eventually became the head of its portrait-painting department. She was also known for her portraits of cats, many commissioned by friends.

Phillips accumulated many awards during her art career, including the Nancy Ashton Prize at Hunter College, and the 1969 Woman of the Year citation from the Greater New York Citizens Society. She was also the founder and president of the Fifty American Artists, an honorary society of traditional painters, and was a fellow of the Royal Society of Art in London.

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Amanda S. Stevenson
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Margaret McDonald Phillips
(American, 1910 -1978 )

Born in New York City, Margaret McDonald Phillips studied at Hunter College, Grand Central School of Art, with the Wayman Adams School of Portraiture; with Eric Pape, Frank Schwartz and Edmund Graecen. She also studied at the University of Paris and received a Ph.D. from St. Andrew's College in Scotland.

Phillips was best known for her portraits, which included such subjects as Indira Gandhi, later president of India, and former President Richard M. Nixon. A longtime staff member of the New York Phoenix School of Design, she eventually became the head of its portrait-painting department. She was also known for her portraits of cats, many commissioned by friends.

Phillips accumulated many awards during her art career, including the Nancy Ashton Prize at Hunter College, and the 1969 Woman of the Year citation from the Greater New York Citizens Society. She was also the founder and president of the Fifty American Artists, an honorary society of traditional painters, and was a fellow of the Royal Society of Art in London.
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Margaret McDonald Phillips, a painter and educator, died last Thursday night after a fall in her home at 35‐55 78th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. She was 68 years old.
Mrs. Phillips was best known for her portraitures, which included such subjects as Indira Gandhi, later President of India; former President Richard M. Nixon and the Rev. Dr. John Sutherland Bonnell.
She had been a longtime member of the staff of the New York Phoenix School of Design, rising to head its portraitpainting department. Mrs. Phillips also lectured widely and wrote many articles and such books as “You and Your Portrait,” “Judging an Art Exhibition” and “Aesthetic Enjoyment.”
Her awards included the Nancy Ashton Prize at Hunter College and the 1969 Woman of the Year citation from the Greater New York Citizens Society.
She was a founder and president of the Fifty American Artists, an honorary society of traditional painters, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Art in London.
Mrs. Phillips received a B.A. degree from Hunter College and an M.A. from the Grand Central School of Art. She studied at the University of Paris and received a Ph.D. from St. Andrew's College in Scotland.

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In 1910, in the year that Margaret McDonald Phillips was born, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1923, by the time she was merely 13 years old, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1930, she was 20 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1953, when she was 43 years old, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1978, in the year of Margaret McDonald Phillips's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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