After 45 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment, an Artist Sells His Paintings to Get By

February 11, 2019

A painting by Richard Phillips (all images courtesy of the artist’s lawyer, Gabi Silver) There are all kinds of paths toward becoming an artist, but relatively few have been as rooted in personal sanity and survival as that of 73-year-old Michigan resident Richard Phillips. As reported by Ed White of the Associated Press, Phillips was released from prison in 2017 following 45 years of wrongful imprisonment, after being cleared of the…