Phillips first worked for Life magazine (not the one we know), and presented his first "fade-away girl" on a cover in 1908.
He was Good Housekeeping's sole cover artist from 1912 through 1914.
He always worked with life models. In 1907 he met Teresa Hyde, who became his most frequent model. They married in 1910.
Unfortunately, he suffered from tuberculosis of the kidney and died at the relatively young age of 47 in 1927.
He had one hobby, which he'd begun when he was a boy of eight in Ohio. He raised pigeons.
Look him up on the Internet. He produced other wonderful illustrations for advertising and more magazine covers.