Pearlstein was a key figure in the sharp-focus realist movement and a leader in the early 1960's revival of figure painting in America. He experimented briefly with landscapes and then concentrated on the realistic of the nude figure, a traditional subject that had almost vanished from the contemporary art world. His claim to fame is his determination to reinvent the terms by which Realism could once again be made into a vital art. Pearlstein has been the recipient of numerous fellowships as well as honourary doctorates from Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Brooklyn College and the College of Art and Design. Philip Pearlstein is widely recognized as one of America's most important and innovative realist painters.


MUSEUM COLLECTIONS: Philip Pearlstein's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and include: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Milwaukee Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Williams College Museum of Art, MA, USA, National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, San Diego Museum of Art, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva Switzerland, National Gallery, Berlin, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Exhibitions include: Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, Cornerhsouse Gallery, Manchester, England, Circolo des Belles Atres, Madrid, Sapin, Louisiana Museum, Denmark, Galeria Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany.





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