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Phelan Gibb (1870 - 1948)

Painter and potter, born in Alnwick, Northumberland, his full name Henry William Gibb, son of the artist Thomas Henry Gibb and brother of Sadie Gibb. Until 1895, he showed as H W Gibb, then began using his grandmother's maiden name Phelan after the initials H W, later describing himself as Henry - or Harry - Phelan Gibb, or just Phelan Gibb. Phelan (pronounced Faylan) Gibb studied in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Paris, Antwerp and Munich. For a quarter of a century he worked in Paris and was influenced by the work of Cezanne. He exhibited in group exhibitions at Salon d'Automne, the AAA as well as Wertheim, Alpine and Redfern Galleries, RHA, RSA and in New York. Had first London solo show at Baillie Gallery, 1911. Gibb's rather earthy and apparently naive work was highly thought of by Roger Fry, Gertrude Stein and the dealer Lucy Wertheim. She supported him and his much younger second wife in their declining years with money, assistance to tra

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