Philip S. Reed (1942 - )
Born in England, Mr. Reed has been building extreme miniature ship models for more than half his life. Mr. Reed became a teacher of painting, ceramics and photography, and his academic career enabled him to devote his free time to the development of his unique modeling skills. For the last twelve years he has dedicated his life to full-time, professional model making and is now concentrating, in contrast to his previous emphasis on World War I and World War II vessels, almost exclusively on historic sailing ships. Living in a historic coastal city, he is a recipient of the coveted Championship Cup awarded by the Mechanical Engineerium Museum, Brighton, and has exhibited work at the Parker Gallery, Philadelphia Maritime Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA.