Welcome to A Collection of Works By Philip S. Brinkman

A man smoking a pipe while wearing a white shirt.

Phil Brinkman had been a commercial artist, for six years before WW II. Brinkman spent much of his time painting murals around Davis-Monthan. Later, when he was with the 834th Squadron of 486 BG, he painted each of the unit's B24s with an image based on one of the signs of the Zodiac.

Meet Phil Brinkman

Phil Brinkman was born in 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Brinkmans were an established family in St. Louis with ventures in land holding, farming, construction, and automobile sales.

Brinkman’s father dabbled in art, although he had no formal training. Brinkman attended a local business college after high school but felt a passion for art early on. During his teen years, he used to paint portraits of some of the sharecroppers who worked on his uncle’s farm outside St. Louis.

Phil Brinkman

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