Phyllis Vita Silverman Ott-Toltz

2014 : DILRUBA, MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Photo taken by Anthony Zois
2014 : DILRUBA, MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Photo taken by Anthony Zois

Born : 5th April 1926 - Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 

Married : Lynfield George "Lyn" Ott  ( divorced )

 

Children : Christopher & Leslie.

 

                  Mimi & Betsy, from Phyllis' previous marriage

 

 

 

AMERICAN

 

 PAINTER


Abstract expressionist painter, student of Razel Kapustin and Hans Hofmann. Resident artist, Meher Spiritual Center, Myrtle Beach

 

 

Courtesy of the film "God Speaks"
Courtesy of the film "God Speaks"
 Courtesy of the Meher Spiritual Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Courtesy of the Meher Spiritual Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
1989 ; Phyllis with Mehera at Meherazad.
1989 ; Phyllis with Mehera at Meherazad.
Private Collection
Private Collection
Phyllis Ott & Kitty Davy at the Center, 1975
Phyllis Ott & Kitty Davy at the Center, 1975
Courtesy of Walter Witkowski
Courtesy of Walter Witkowski

Photo: Phyllis Ott in the Original Kitchen at the Meher Spiritual Center in South Carolina. (Kendra Crossen photo.)

  Private collection
Private collection
 Private collection
Private collection
2014 : DILRUBA, MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Photo taken by Anthony Zois
2014 : DILRUBA, MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Photo taken by Anthony Zois
Courtesy of Henry and Kecha Kashouty  ;  " Mani and Mehera " (L-R)
Courtesy of Henry and Kecha Kashouty ; " Mani and Mehera " (L-R)
Courtesy of Henry and Kecha Kashouty
Courtesy of Henry and Kecha Kashouty
Private Collection
Private Collection
2014 : DILRUBA, MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Photo taken by Anthony Zois
2014 : DILRUBA, MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Photo taken by Anthony Zois
Painting ;  Courtesy of Ann McEvoy
Painting ; Courtesy of Ann McEvoy
 Private collection
Private collection
2013 : Dilruba, Myrtle Beach,SC.  Phyllis with her son Christopher - Photo taken by Anthony Zois
2013 : Dilruba, Myrtle Beach,SC. Phyllis with her son Christopher - Photo taken by Anthony Zois
Christopher holding a Phyllis Ott painting in California 1982
Christopher holding a Phyllis Ott painting in California 1982

THE FOLLOWING ARTWORKS ARE FROM A 2003  EXHIBITION IN MYRTLE BEACH, SC.

 

http://www.divinenet.com/phyllisottgallery/

1990 : Christ King
1990 : Christ King
1980 : Wedding Guests
1980 : Wedding Guests
1980 : Soft Portrait
1980 : Soft Portrait
1988 : Death and Ascension
1988 : Death and Ascension
1989 : Meher Baba and the Seven Deadly Sins
1989 : Meher Baba and the Seven Deadly Sins
Meherabad, India - Courtesy of Etzion Becker
Meherabad, India - Courtesy of Etzion Becker
Courtesy of Annie and Craig Lawn
Courtesy of Annie and Craig Lawn
Phyliss in her studio at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Phyliss in her studio at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

THE FOLLOWING ARTWORKS ARE FEATURED IN THE FOLLOWING PDF FILE

 

http://avatarmeherbaba-israel.com/images/gallery/phyllisott/phyllis_ott_brochure.pdf

Peaceable Kingdom
Peaceable Kingdom
King of Kings
King of Kings
Response in the Garden
Response in the Garden

Both Lyn Ott and Christopher Ott also contributed to this painting.

Children's Darshan
Children's Darshan
East-West Gathering 1962
East-West Gathering 1962
The New Life Caravan
The New Life Caravan
Meher Spiritual Center,Myrtle Beach - 1952, 1956 & 1958
Meher Spiritual Center,Myrtle Beach - 1952, 1956 & 1958
The Abode of Love, Meherazad
The Abode of Love, Meherazad
The Realm of the Heart, Hamirpur
The Realm of the Heart, Hamirpur
Cathedral of the Mind - Communion with Masts
Cathedral of the Mind - Communion with Masts
Fiery Free Life
Fiery Free Life
Imparting of Divine Knowledge
Imparting of Divine Knowledge
Descent of the God - Man
Descent of the God - Man
O  Parvardigar
O Parvardigar
"My Work Is Done.....100% To My Satisfaction"
"My Work Is Done.....100% To My Satisfaction"
1988 ; Women at the burial in the Tomb of the Buddha
1988 ; Women at the burial in the Tomb of the Buddha
Courtesy of The Awakener magazine - 1974 ; Vol.15,  Nos.3 & 4
Courtesy of The Awakener magazine - 1974 ; Vol.15, Nos.3 & 4
Courtesy of Henry and Kecha Kachouty
Courtesy of Henry and Kecha Kachouty
Courtesy of the Meher Center, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Courtesy of the Meher Center, Myrtle Beach, SC.
 Courtesy of the Ann McEvoy Collection
Courtesy of the Ann McEvoy Collection
Private collection
Private collection

BOOK


2006
2006

Phyllis Ott is the artist in residence and beloved icon at the Meher Spiritual Center in Myrtle Beach, SC. She met Meher Baba in India in 1964 where he received her with love and kindness. Phyllis' life has been a varied one. She graduated Cum Laude from Harvard, with majors in Architecture and Philosophy, studied with the renowned abstract expressionist, Hans Hoffman, and went on a lifelong spiritual quest for the source of the Self. Love Bade Me Welcome exposes the triumphs and hardships of Phyllis' life and those she loved. This biography offers never before seen insights and facts about Norman Mailer, who was married to Phyllis' sister, Bea.

Some contents of this book are disputed by Phyllis.

The Ott Family
The Ott Family

Courtesy of Kendra Crossen

PHYLISS MAKES A COMMENT ON THE BOOK "GOD SPEAKS"