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 Pearlstein, Philip (1924 - )
USA

Two Figures, 1963

Oil on canvas;
177.8 x 137.2 cm
Realism

UID 102-436



Biography

The American painter and commercial designer, Pearlstein graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh (1949) where he was a contemporary of Andy Warhol. He moved to New York and, in 1955, took a Master in the History of Arts at the New York University. During the 50's, he adhered to realist and proto-pop themes, showing a special interest in Abstract Expressionism. He opposed the formal and emotional distortion of the image and, after 1959, almost exclusively painted nudes in an analytical and realistic manner, normally in pairs. Pearlstein states, however, that his realism is distinct from that of Pop Art or Photo Realism, movements with which he is generally associated.



Exhibitions

Face - a - Face
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
02-10-2001 ~ 30-04-2001

Sedução Cinema & Pintura
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
27-06-2006 ~ 31-01-2007


Bibliography

Sedução Cinema & Pintura, 2006
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729903034







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