George was born in Brooklyn to Russian immigrants. He great grandfather painted icons and sculpted wood for the Russian Orthodox churches.
George worked in an array of what he called day jobs as a singer, an English teacher, a writer and a research director for the Hearst Newspapers, and a network TV executive. He and Leonard Goldenson, ABC Chairman and president (who was also a painter,) used to critique paintings each other’s paintings. In the military he served as an intelligence analyst in the office of the chief of staff, U.S. Army Air Corps.
At New York University he earned a bachelors degree in English. In graduate school he majored in creative arts and studied with Chuck Close who wrote, “Phillips is one of a handful of truly outstanding students.” He studied with John Kacere at NYU, Sidney Dickenson at the Art Students League in NYC, and Sergei Bongart in Los Angeles.
George and his wife Marcia taught painting at the Lyme Art Association and privately. They live on Connecticut Shoreline and in the South of France.
Corporate Purchases: Aetna Life Insurance, American General Life Insurance, Citicorp, Delta Airlines, Disney Corp, PepsiCo, Registry Hotel Group, Union Trust Co, Travelers Insurance, among others.
Galleries and Exhibitions: Greene Art Gallery, Guilford, CT; Francisca Anderson Gallery, Boston, MA; Galerie Castiglione, Paris France; Galerie Etoile, La Jolla, CA; Galerie 17, Mougins, France; Galerie 17, Cannes, France; The Gateway Gallery, Carmel and La Jolla, CA; Marin-Price Gallery, Chevy, Chase, MD; Miller Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; The Shippee Gallery, NYC; The Union League Club, NYC; among others