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Artist Bio

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Philip Eliot Padwe is a Manhattan based artist and Art Director. He received his BA from SUNY Purchase and worked as a night guard at The Metropolitan Museum of Art while writing and illustrating “the hipster classic” Mommy Has A Tattoo. Following a two-year Independent Study of Old Master drawings at The British Museum in 2014-2015, Padwe moved back to NYC and earned his MFA from the New York Academy of Art.


He’s exhibited his silverpoint drawings nationally in several group shows and had his portraiture appear in The New York Times; wrote and illustrated Mommy Has A Tattoo, Daddy Has A Tattoo and The Tattoo Coloring Books; and has taught drawing at NYAA and the Art Students League of New York. 

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