AboutPurePhoto CEO and Co-Founder
Ryan's love of art began from an early age growing up with his mother, a well-known art collector. He was surrounded by works from Warhol, Katz, Jasper Johns, Christo, Makos, Keith Herring and many others. For years, his afternoons were spent in the gallery of acclaimed gallerist Dorothy Blau who taught Ryan the business of art. She was a close friend of Andy Warhol and one of the first gallery owners to bring Warhol's work to the public eye. She has been credited to helping Warhol's business acumen and was very influential in his success as an artist. These were the sparks that led Ryan into the gallery world.
Phillips graduated from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a B.F.A in Photography and a minor in Fine Art. He then moved to New York City where he went on to work with some of the most renowned photographers in the world. He developed a keen eye for what buyers wanted and how to get work in front of them.
Ryan has been a professional photographer for more than 25 years. His images have been featured in most major publications. He has a long list of celebrity clients and works with some of the wealthiest private clients in the world.
Ryan brings all of these experiences to PurePhoto to help make it the premiere web destination for discovering and collecting great art.