Phil Foster (American/Kentucky/Ohio 1915-1999)
Born in Elsmere, Kentucky, Phil Foster was a painter and art educator who often exhibited in group exhibitions both locally and internationally. He received his BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1933 as well as an honorary doctorate in 1986. After his undergraduate study, Foster worked for Burton Rogers as a commercial artist in product presentations. He was an instructor at the University of Cincinnati from 1947 to 1986 in the College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning.