Philip Trusttum is a renowned Christchurch-based contemporary painter. He graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Canterbury School of Art in 1964. Since gaining the Queen Elizabeth 11 Arts Council scholarship in 1967, he has travelled and worked in Europe and North America.
He has shown in Sydney, New York, Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch, and was the only New Zealand artist reviewed in the New York Times in 1998. He is represented in all major public and private collections within New Zealand.