Ivan E. Phillips

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ivan E. Phillips, 88, following a brief battle with pneumonia in Manhattan, on November 22, 2022. He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Winifred Gorlin Phillips. Also survived by daughter, Gillian (Luca), son James (Heidi), and grandsons Charles and Oliver. He was born in Montreal, Canada, on May 10, 1934, the son of The Honorable Lazarus Phillips Q.C.O.B.E and Rosalie Phillips. He attended Selwyn House School in Montreal (1950), Deerfield Academy (1952) Yale University (B.A 1956) and McGill Law School (B.C.L. 1959). He was a longstanding partner of the Canadian Law Firm Phillips & Vineberg (Davies). His interest in art and art history began in 1952 and he became actively involved with his brother Neil F. Phillips in the creation and growth of the Phillips Family Collection. His passion for collecting and the spirit and scope of his knowledge was respected by the academic community. He generously shared his collection with major museums throughout the world. Ivan lit up rooms with his remarkable sense of humor and exciting art anecdotes. Ivan assembled what is reputed to be one of the finest private collections of 18th century French color prints in private hands. He assisted in the curation of the 2004 exhibition of French Color Prints for the National Gallery in Washington D.C. A funeral service for Ivan was held on Monday, November 28th at 11am at Frank E. Campbell – The Funeral Chapel located at 1076 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10028.

New York Times, November 25, 2022