British, 20th century, female.
Born 30 August 1911, in Norwood (London); died 1991, in Hampstead (London).
Painter, illustrator, muralist, lithographer, collector. Still-lifes, figures, landscapes, nature.
East London Group, London Group.
Phyllis Bray was the daughter of William de Bray, attaché to the mother of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II. Her first husband was the painter John Cooper, and her second was Eric Phillips. She studied on a scholarship at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, where her tutor was Henry Tonks. She was a leading figure in the formation of the ...