Philip Hughes Art

PHILIP HUGHES PORTRAIT_photographer Gus Palmer
1936
Born London, UK
1957
Honours Degree, Cambridge University, UK
1957—1961
Engineer with Shell International Petroleum Company
1961—1969
Computer consultant with Scicon Limited
1969—1991
1969—1991 Co-founder of Logica plc, Managing
Director 1969—1972, Chairman 1972—1991
1975—1976
Spent a year travelling and painting in Andean
countries of South America and in Provence in South France
1987—1992
Member of the Council of the Royal College of Art
1990—1996
Member of Board of Design Museum, London
1993
Mural commission for Quaglino’s Restaurant,
London
1994
Commission for wall rugs for the headquarters
of Boots plc, made by Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, UK
1996—2000
Chairman of Board of Trustees National Gallery, LondonTrustee of the National Gallery, London (1996—2003)
1997
Lithograph illustrations for Carmen Boullosa’s
epic poem The Elysian Garden: limited edition produced on site at Taller Magenta, Monterrey, Mexico
1998
Patterns in the Landscape: The Notebooks of
Philip Hughes
 with foreward by Glen Murcutt, published by Thames & Hudson
2001—2002
Visiting Artist to Antarctica with the British
Antarctic Survey
2002
Illustrated the artist’s book Jump of the Manta Ray, a long poem by Carmen Boullosa, translated by Psiche Hughes, and published by the Old School Press, UK
2003—2007
Numerous visits to the north of Scotland,
the Hebrides and Orkney working towards exhibitions in Scotland, England and Australia.
2008
Worked at various stone circles in
England including Castlerigg and Swinside in the Lake District, Arbor Low in the Peak District and Stonehenge
2009—2010
Working in collaboration with archaeologists researching in Orkney
2011
Visited the remote northern edge of Lake Eyre in Central Australia to work on aerial images in that region.
2012
tracks: walking the ancient landscapes of britain published by Thames & Hudson, with an introduction by Kay Syrad
 
2014
Working in Dungeness for subsequent exhibition at The Jerwood Gallery, Hastings and subsequent exhibition (2016) at the Jarman Building, School of Arts, University of Kent.
Awards include the CBE, and honorary Doctorates/Fellowships at the Universities of Stirling, Kent, Queen Mary’s College and Royal Holloway.