Philip Nichols, who began teaching at the University of Tennessee immediately upon receiving his MFA in sculpture from the University of Michigan, has shown in most of the major competitions in the region. He won 1st in Sculpture at the 1963 Mid-South Exhibition in Memphis, and was included in the First Annual Central South Exhibition at Nashville’s Parthenon Gallery in 1966. While at UT, his works were regularly included in the regional traveling competitions of the Southern Association of Sculptors and he received one of Tennessee’s first major public art commissions, a 1978 piece for the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Nichols’ work can be found in the permanent collections of the Knoxville Museum of Art and University of Tennessee.
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