Internationally renowned artist, Philip Burke, has been capturing the minds and hearts of rock and roll and movie fans, sports enthusiasts, politicos and the general public for over twenty-five years. Philip Burke’s unique style, using vivid colors, sparing brushstrokes and sharp lines, has set him apart from all other contemporary artists. Philip Burke’s work has adorned the pages and covers of Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ, Vogue, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, TV Guide, Swiss Press, Fast Company, Fortune, US, The New York Observer, Slate, Talk, Rolling Stone, and most other nationally or internationally circulated publications.
Philip Burke's work has become the leading edge in contemporary expressionist art with his captivating images often being used to launch new or revive older publications, such as Vanity Fair, The “New” New Yorker, Slate and Fast Company. His original oil paintings, which range in size from 40 inches to 12 feet, have also been shown in numerous exhibits in cities around the world, from New York to Beverly Hills and from Rome to Tokyo.
Aside from his broad popularity, Philip Burke is an artist’s artist whose work has been repeatedly selected for shows and exhibits by artist’s organizations such as Society of Illustrators, Society of Publication Design and Society of Newspaper Design. Philip Burke’s artwork has been highlighted in several books, including, most notably, “The Savage Mirror” in 1993 and “Rolling Stone – The Illustrated Portraits” in 2000. Artists’ respect and appreciation for Philip Burke’s style was demonstrated by the unusual event of Andy Warhol actually sitting for Burke to paint his portrait.