Genre: Contemporary Art
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Philip Trusttum is one of New Zealand's most recognised contemporary painters of major works. Philip Trusttum graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Canterbury School of Art in 1964. In 1967 he travelled on a Queen Elizabeth 11 Arts Council scholarship, since then has travelled and worked in Europe and North America. He was part of ANZART at the Edinburgh Arts Festival, 1984 - the same year he exhibited on New York's 57th Street at the Jill Kornblee Gallery. He has shown in Sydney, New York, Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch since then. In 1998 he was the only New Zealand artist reviewed in the New York Times. Philip Trusttum is represented in all major public and private collections within New Zealand.