About the Artist

phil-bioPhilip Van Cott was born, in the Red Hook section of South Brooklyn, New York, October 9, 1945. He went to Saint Mary’s Catholic Grammar School and later on attended John Jay High School. After graduation he served in the Marine Corps, was deployed to Vietnam where he was wounded. Philip’s paintings capture the baby boomer generation as one, who lived it, only can. Philip’s love of art didn’t come until his early thirties and intensified over the years to the point of attending private lessons and eventually moving on to, the University of Hartford for a more formal education.
Philip currently lives in Connecticut with his wife Karen.