Philip Little, who lived from 1857-1942, was a well know artist of Salem who was friends and a contemporary of Frank Benson. Little was both a civic leader and an artist. He drew on the New England scenery and coastal life for his subject matter, creating Impressionistic scenes of the coast, especially Maine. In city politics, he served on both the board of aldermen and the common council as well as the Health Board. He also served as a curator of art for Salem's Essex Institute.
- Philip Little Salem city website
- "Philip Little in retrospect: I am distinctly American" Salem Evening News, Jan. 3, 1977, p.13