Armed Forces Memorial
Armed Forces Memorial, 2009
Concerto Grosso pastel (detail), 2001
Magic Flute set design
Magic Flute set design, 2008
Portrait sitting of Charles Saumarez Smith
Portrait sitting of Charles Saumarez Smith, 2004
Gerontius intarsia, Westminster Cathedral
Gerontius Westminster Cathedral, 2002
  • 2009
  • Ashmolean acquire large drawing archive
  • Returns to life drawing at Chelsea Sketch Club
  • Completes portrait of Sir David Scholey and Heart of Darkness designs, also devises centenary medal for British Biochemical Society
  • Armed Forces Memorial installed at Westminster Abbey
  • Exhibition of work on literary themes at the Oxfordshire Museum
  • Photographed by Lord Snowdon for cover of Apollo magazine
  • 2008
  • Designs production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute directed by Simon Callow at Opera Holland Park
  • Tom Phillips second exhibition at Shandy Hall and Unknown Celebrities at Williamson Art Gallery
  • 2007
  • 70th Birthday
  • Bodleian acquire Tom Phillips Dante archive some of which features in Bodleian Summer Exhibition, and the National Portrait Gallery acquire a group of paintings and drawings
  • Begins work on Armed Forces Memorial for Westminster Abbey
  • Library at Elsinore completed and exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • Begins Quantum Poetics painting and writes a detailed account of its progress in an online studio diary
  • Exhibition (word, image, ornament) at Flowers New York
  • Humument Exhibition at the Kellior Library, National Gallery of Scotland
  • Tom Phillips takes part in the Drawing from Turner exhibition at Tate Britain
  • Steps down as Chairman of Exhibitions, Royal Academy
  • 2006
  • Becomes Slade Professor of the History of Art at Oxford University and delivers series of 8 Slade Lectures at Oxford University including a concert of Tom Phillips World Premières at the Holywell Music Rooms, later repeated as a cushion concert at the Royal Academy
  • Completed maquette for The Library at Elsinore is exhibited with other works in Tom Phillips Microretrospective at the Ashmolean Museum
  • Draws his first Periwinkle Diary
  • Blog/Studio Diary begins
  • Starts series of Colour Sudoku works
  • Complete new series of large pastel drawings, exhibited at Flowers Gallery, London
  • Draws Freeman Dyson at IAS
  • 2005
  • Bellenden Renewal
  • Samuel Johnson 50 pence coin 
  • Fourth Edition of A Humument published
  • Begins large series of Humument collage works
  • Paints Lord Robert May for the Royal Society and completes Blombos Cave drawing at Institute for Advanced Study in October
  • Merry Meetings is published
  • Makes a new version of 1972 painting Mapwalk which becomes a work of biography, "my life seen from above"
  • One man exhibition at Flowers New York is favourably reviewed
  • 2004
  • First of seven annual trips to Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, as Director's Visitor
  • Paints Sir John Sulston, draws five science professors at Merton College Oxford
  • Portrait, a film by Bruno Wollheim recording the making of Phillips's portrait of Charles Saumarez Smith, Director of the NPG is shown on Channel 4
  • Bellenden Garden installed
  • One man exhibitions, New and Recent Work at Flowers East and Life and Death at Shandy Hall
  • We Are The People, an exhibition and book of themed subjects in vernacular portrait photography curated by Phillips from his own postcard archive, is a popular success at the NPG
  • 2003
  • Writes A Summary Treatise on the Nature of Ornament delivered at Royal Academy Forum Ornament on Trial
  • Concerto Grosso tapestry completed and exhibited with other Tom Phillips tapestry works in Lisbon
  • Gerontius intarsia installed Westminster Cathedral
  • Designs production of John Osbourne's The Entertainer directed by David Freeman at Derby Playhouse
  • Completes series of small sculpture works Lucy Ironworks exhibited at Christ Church Picture Gallery
  • Becomes Hon Fellow St Catherine's College, Oxford
  • 2002
  • Concerto Grosso painting and pastel both at RA Summer Exhibition
  • Large Wittgenstein murals installed at Gannett HQ USA
  • Second Bellenden Road mosaic installed
  • Paints Simon Callow
  • Completes large panel mud painting Assumption of the Saints for New Longton church
  • Awarded CBE in Birthday Honours list
  • Composer Tarik O'Regan sets postcard texts to music
  • 2001
  • One man show at Modern Art Museum Fort Worth
  • Bellenden Road mosaic installed
  • Concerto Grosso pastel and Music World tapestry completed
  • Is made honorary member of Pastel Society
  • 2000
  • Illustrates Waiting for Godot (folio)
  • The Postcard Century, a history of the 20th century in postcards is published and complementary Channel 4 series Pictures in the Post screened
  • Digital portrait of Prof. Susan Greenfield completed (NPG)
  • Becomes Honorary member of Royal Institute
  • Paints Richard Eyre and begins series of Ornament paintings