Philip McCracken

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Phil McCracken (born 1928 in Bellingham, Washington) is an American visual artist, who works mainly in sculpture. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1953,[1] having interrupted his studies to serve as an army reservist for the Korean War.[2] He then studied for a time under Henry Moore in England.[3] He now lives on Guemes Island.

His work contains much nature imagery, is generally representational, and displays a strong focus on visual form.

His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Northwest Art.[4]



  • Deloris Tarzan Ament (2002). Iridescent Light: The Emergence of Northwest Art. University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-98147-4.
  • Deloris Tarzan Ament and Philip McCracken (2004). 600 Moons: Fifty Years Of Philip McCracken's Art. University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-98411-2.