consisting of watercolours, prints and drawings done by Phillips between
1926 and 1960.
until he moved to Victoria in 1960, Walter J. Phillips made a number of
trips to British Columbia. He drew much inspiration from the mountain
landscapes around Lake O'Hara, and especially from the trips he took to
some of the more remote coastal areas of British Columbia where he visited
a number of the Siwash and Kwakiutl villages. Many works were derived
from the sketches he made during these trips, including some of his greatest
watercolours, colour woodcuts and wood engravings.