Philip Whichelo

Philip Whichelo (1905 – 1989) was an English painter and set designer. He lived in Putney, a district in south-west London, England, located in the London Borough of Wandsworth. He was the maternal cousin of the renowned English writer and librettist, Edward Morgan Forster. Letters between Philip Whichelo and E.M. Forester survive in ‘’The Papers of Edward Morgan Forster’’ held at King’s College Archive Centre, Cambridge, which includes correspondence between the two, as well as family postcards.

While painting was his passion and pastime, Whichelo supported himself as a set designer for the London-based Gateway Theatre (Chester). Some of his notable works follow:

Designer, The Judge’s Will, by Quill, Del Sarto Company started 26th May 1956, New Gateway.
Designer, Marshall’s Aid 1949 – 1950, Gateway Theatre, London.
Designer, Murder Happens 1949 – 1950, Gateway Theatre, London. [2]
Designer, Lady Inger of Ostraat 1946, Gateway Theatre, London[3]

His paintings have been sold in English auction houses including WH Lane & Son, David Lay, and Hartleys Auctioneers and Valuers, and the last publicized exhibition of his works was in 1998 at Tony Saunders Gallery, London.

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Past productions



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