Philip Richard Stock (1930 - 1984)

Birth date: 12/16/1930 Death date: 1984  
Birth location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Death location:  
Media: Painting / Acrylic Web site:
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Biographical Brief

Philip Richard Stock was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1930 where he lived until moving to Portland, Maine in 1976. He fell in love with painting at the age of 10 when his mother gave him his first set of paints to experiment with. A talented opera singer, poet, illustrator and painter, his mother introduced her son to a wide variety of media. Philip attended Shorewood High School which offered an exceptional art department and also provided him with excellent support in developing his artistic talents. 

After graduating from high school, Philip married Peggy Maloney of Milwaukee in 1952, and they raised two children, Kimberly and Philip Richard Jr. Over the years, Philip worked as a tool and die maker, a tool designer, a product designer, draftsman and renderer, and continued to create paintings in a traditional Midwestern landscape style. He also did paintings of ducks and shorebirds in their natural habitats as well as detailed paintings of decoys. He opened a small gallery and frame shop in Milwaukee with his daughter and then painting on a more full time basis, sold his work in the gallery, at other area galleries, at festivals and art fairs. He began to establish a name for himself and had a number of patrons who collected his art work.

In 1974, Philip met his second wife, Lois Leonard, a graduate student majoring in painting at the University of Milwaukee. After completing graduate school, Lois moved back to Maine to continue her art career in Portland, and shortly after that Philip moved to Portland to join her there. They married in 1977. Philip became fascinated with “sharp focus realism” which became obvious in his paintings of still-lifes of everyday objects, while continuing to paint his much loved ducks and shorebird paintings. Philip soon established a name for himself in the greater Portland area where he established The Studio Gallery where he painted, exhibited his and Lois’s work, as well as exhibiting other local artists’ work.  He received many awards in national and local painting competitions, exhibited in galleries in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Maine and at Gallery Madison 90 and Crossroads of Sports in New York City. His work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the world.

Philip died in October of 1984, having created a successful artistic career first in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and then expanding that career, in a few very short years in Portland, Maine. He was a very gifted artist who created a lot of beautiful work in the short 53 years he had on the planet.


1945-1949, Majored in art, Shorewood High School, Shorewood, Wisconsin
1949-1951, Layton School of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1979, Binney and Smith Award, Academic Artists Association National Exhibition
1978, Finalist, American Artist magazine National Competition
1978, American Bosch Award, Springfield Art League National Exhibition
1977, Viewers Choice Award, National Annual Exhibition of Painting,
           Ogunquit Art Center
1977, Purchase Prize, Cape Elizabeth Art Fair, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
1977, Honorable Mention, Kittery Art Association, Kittery, Maine
1961, 1st Prize, Wisconsin State Fair Art Exhibit, Milwaukee, WI

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