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Philip Absolon
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Sex:M
Age:50
Birth Date:November 24, 1960
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
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Occupation:Artist/Painter

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PHILIP ABSOLON
Philip Absolon

Biography:Philip Absolon (born November 24, 1960) is an English artist and a member of the Stuckists.

He was born in Erith, Kent, and is the great-great-grandson of the Victorian watercolourist John Absolon (1815-1895). He is dyslexic. He attended attended Medway College of Art and Design (1977-9) where he met Billy Childish and Bill Lewis, and was associated with the The Medway Poets, although not a formal member of the group. At Epsom College of Art (1979-82) his paintings were thrown in the skip on the instructions of the Principal. In 1987 he was rejected by the Royal College of Art after submitting pictures of cats. He spent much of this time of his life formally unemployed.

In 1999 he was one of the twelve founder members of the Stuckists art group, and has exhibited in all their key shows, including London, Paris, New York and Germany. He was one of the featured artists in their landmark show The Stuckists Punk Victorian at the Walker Art Gallery for the 2004 Liverpool Biennial. He also participated in the Stuckists' yearly demonstrations outside Tate Britain against the Turner Prize.

The preoccupations of his work are cats, skeletons and blondes. His work has a wry humour, humanity and directness. It is sometimes compared to Outsider Art. He described Job Club:

They were all real people on a government unemployed scheme. They were builders apart from me, and they didn't want to be there. We'd all been doing it so long that I thought we would end up dead still doing it. I also disguised them because I didn't want to get beaten up. They 're all portraits. I'm the middle one. He is currently based in Norfolk England.


Chinese Horoscope for Philip Absolon
Includes characteristics and Vices
Philip Absolon's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 28, 1960 - February 14, 1961
Birthday: November 24, 1960

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Appeal
Influence
Thrift
Sociability
Intellectual Skill
Charisma
Vices:
Nervousness
Verbosity
Acquisitiveness
Thirst for Power
Guile
Meddling


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Philip Absolon's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: November 24, 1960

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Philip Absolon's Growth Tarot Card Justice

Birthday: November 24, 2010

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

 

 

 

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