Phelan GIBB 1870–1948
Painter and potter. Born 8 April 1870 at Alnwick, Northumberland, son of an artist. Studied at Newcastle, Edinburgh, Paris (under J.-P. Laurens), Antwerp and, Munich. Influenced by the Cézanne exhibition at the Salon d'Automne 1906. Lived in Paris for twenty-five years and was highly thought of by Gertrude Stein. Exhibited at the Salon d'Automne (Sociétaire 1909), the A.A.A., London, and the Katz Gallery, New York. First one-man exhibition in London at the Baillie Gallery 1911, and in Paris at Bernheim-Jeune 1913. Died at Great Hampden, Buckinghamshire, 25 October 1948.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I