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Philip Pearlstein papers

Creator:
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Names:
WBAI Radio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
WRFM (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Blaine, Michael  Search this
Cantor, Dorothy  Search this
Close, Chuck, 1940-  Search this
Downes, Rackstraw  Search this
Dückers, Alexander, 1939-  Search this
Field, Richard  Search this
Haas, Richard, 1936-  Search this
Hampleman, Jean  Search this
Kelly, W. J.  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
McCarthy, David, 1960-  Search this
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Storr, Robert  Search this
Tamburini, Fernando  Search this
Tsao, Vivian, 1950-  Search this
Updike, John  Search this
Viola, Jerome  Search this
Wallin, Leland  Search this
Ward, John  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928- -- Photographs  Search this
Witkin, Jerome  Search this
Yezzi, David  Search this
Extent:
31.8 Linear feet
16.68 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1940-2008
Summary:
The papers of New York artist Philip Pearlstein measure 31.8 linear feet and 16.68 GB and date from circa 1940 to 2008. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, interviews and transcripts, writing projects and lectures, personal business records, printed material, three scrapbooks, photographs and moving images, documentary production material, digital records, sound and video recordings, and motion picture film that documents Pearlstein's career as a painter and educator.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York artist Philip Pearlstein measure 31.8 linear feet and 16.68 GB and date from circa 1940 to 2008. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, interviews and transcripts, writing projects and lectures, personal business records, printed material, three scrapbooks, photographs and moving images, documentary production material, digital records, sound and video recordings, and motion picture film that documents Pearlstein's career as a painter and educator.

Biographical material includes appointment books, several awards, annotated calendars, a catalogue raisonné working list, identification card, membership files, resumes, and one sound recording. Correspondence is with Will Barnet, Chuck Close, Rackstraw Downes, Richard Haas, Jack Levine, Robert Storr, John Updike, Leland Wallin, Jerome Witkin, family, galleries and museums, students, colleagues, artists, arts organizations, and includes a digital recording.

Also found are sound recordings and transcripts of interviews with Pearlstein by Vivian Tsao, Michael Blaine, Sanford Sivitz Shaman, David McCarthy, and broadcast stations WRFM and WBAI. Writing projects and lectures by Pearlstein consist of student work, numerous articles and essays, sound and video recordings of lectures and speeches, letters, memorials, miscellaneous manuscripts and notes, and a U.S. and U.S.S.R. Workshop Exchange project proposal. Writings by others about Pearlstein are by W.J. Kelly, Alexander Dückers, Richard Field, John Ward, Jerome Viola, Robert Storr, and David Yezzi.

Personal business records contain agreements, consignment and loan documents, donations, financial material, exhibition files, insurance and inventories, recommendations written by Pearlstein, reproduction permissions, digital recordings, and teaching files for various institutions. Art reproductions, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs for exhibitions of artwork by Pearlstein and others, magazines and journals, newsletters, postcards, and publicity files that include one digital recording are in printed materials.

Two scrapbooks are of Egyptian and Roman architecture and objects accompanied by notes and a small amount of sketches, and one scrapbook is printed material regarding Pearlstein's work and exhibitions. Artwork is by Jean Hampleman, Fernando Tamburini, and unidentified artists. Photographs and moving images that include video recordings and motion picture film of Pearlstein in the studio, portraits, and candids; personal photographs of family, travel, and classmates including Andy Warhol and Dorothy Cantor; artist's models; events and exhibitions; and works of art.

Completed and unedited video and sound recordings, computer graphics footage, soundtrack material, and administrative records for the 1985 documentary video production Philip Pearlstein Draws the Artist's Model are also in this collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1964-2008 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 1, 36, OV42)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1955-2008 (8.5 linear Feet; Boxes 1-10, OVs 42-43, 0.168 GB; ER01)

Series 3: Interviews and Transcripts, 1957-2003 (0.5 linear Feet; Box 10)

Series 4: Writing Projects and Lectures, circa 1945-2008 (2.5 linear Feet; Boxes 10-13, 37-38, 8.26 GB: ER02-ER13)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1955-2007 (1 linear Feet; Boxes 13-14, 3.77 GB: ER14-ER15)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1946-2008 (3.0 linear Feet; Boxes 14-21, 36, OVs 42-43)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, circa 1953-1970s (0.4 linear Feet; Box 22)

Series 8: Artwork, undated, 1967-2004 (0.2 linear Feet; Box 22, OV 42)

Series 9: Photographs and Moving Images, 1940s-2008 (3.3 linear Feet; Boxes 22, 37, 39-41, 4.18 GB; ER16-ER18)

Series 10: Philip Pearlstein Draws the Artist's Model, Documentary Production Material, 1983-1991 (8.5 linear Feet; Boxes 23-30, SAV 31-35)
Biographical / Historical:
Philip Pearlstein (1924- ) is a painter and educator based in New York, N.Y.

Pearlstein was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and he attended classes at the Carnegie Museum of Art as a child. While still in high school, his paintings were reproduced in Life magazine after winning Scholastic magazine's high school art competition. After graduating from high school Pearlstein enrolled in the Carnegie Institute of Technology's (CIT) art school, but left after a year to serve in the Army during World War II. He gained knowledge of printing, drafting, and sign painting while stationed in Florida and Italy. After the war he returned to CIT as a student and became art editor of the engineering school's Carnegie Technical magazine. During this time Pearlstein met his wife, Dorothy Cantor, and became close friends with Andy Warhol, both classmates at CIT. Pearlstein moved to New York City with Warhol after receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1949. In 1955, he completed his thesis on Francis Picabia and received a Master of Arts in art history from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts.

As Pearlstein's career evolved, he became known for his realistic nudes and landscapes. Many of Pearlstein's paintings were inspired by his travels to the western United States, Peru, Egypt, and to Italy as a 1958 Fulbright Grant recipient. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, and he has worked closely with the Tanager and Alan Frumkin Galleries in New York. In addition to his painting career, Pearlstein was an instructor at Pratt Institute from 1959 to 1963 and at Brooklyn College from 1963 to 1988. He is also a member of the National Academy of Design and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, serving as president from 2003 to 2006.

Pearlstein continues to work and live in New York, N.Y.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Philip Pearlstein conducted by Paul Cumming, June 8 to August 10, 1972.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in multiple installments by Philip Pearlstein from 1975 to 2009.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
Audio visual material "Philip Pearlstein Draws the Artists' Model": Authorization to quote or reproduce for purposese of publication requires written permission from Pearlstein or his heirs. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Architecture, Roman  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Video recordings
Citation:
Philip Pearlstein papers, circa 1940-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pearphil
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ae8de1cb-660c-49be-b009-d765ed771ebe
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pearphil
Online Media:

Graphik der Moderne neuerworbene Werkgruppen im Kupferstichkabinett : 19.7.-1.10.1989 Alexander Dückers

Author:
Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz Kupferstichkabinett  Search this
Dückers, Alexander 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
23 pages illustrations (some color) 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Germany
Berlin
Date:
1989
20th century
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Call number:
NE490 .S73 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_813701

Graphik der "Brücke" im Berliner Kupferstichkabinett / Alexander Dückers ; [herausgegeben vom Generaldirektor der Staatlichen Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin]

Author:
Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz Kupferstichkabinett  Search this
Dückers, Alexander 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Brücke (Artists' group) Catalogs  Search this
Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz Kupferstichkabinett Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
168 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Germany
Europe
Berlin (Germany)
Date:
1984
C1984
20th century
Topic:
Prints, German  Search this
Prints  Search this
Prints, European  Search this
Prints--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
NE651.6.E9S72 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_358945

Ronald Searle, 100 Blätter aus den Jahren 1965-1975 : Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Kupferstichkabinett Berlin, 20.2.-19.4.1976 ... / Ausstellung und Katalog, Alexander Dückers

Author:
Dückers, Alexander 1939-  Search this
Searle, Ronald 1920-2011  Search this
Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz Kupferstichkabinett  Search this
Subject:
Searle, Ronald 1920-2011  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1976
[1976?]
Call number:
N40.1.S45x D83 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_430097

Alberto Giacometti : Skulpturen, Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik / herausgegeben von Peter Beye und Dieter Honisch ; mit Beiträgen von Alexander Dückers ... [et al.]

Author:
Giacometti, Alberto 1901-1966  Search this
Beye, Peter  Search this
Honisch, Dieter  Search this
Dückers, Alexander 1939-  Search this
Nationalgalerie (Germany : West)  Search this
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart  Search this
Subject:
Giacometti, Alberto 1901-1966  Search this
Physical description:
376 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
C1987
Call number:
N6853.G5 A4 1987a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_650944

Max Klinger / Alexander Dückers

Author:
Dückers, Alexander 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Klinger, Max 1857-1920  Search this
Physical description:
167 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Germany
Date:
1976
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N6888.K555 D83
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_651368

Gesichter der Zeit : ein Panorama aus Physiognomien in Zeichnung und Graphik / Alexander Dückers, mit León Krempel und Annemarie Stefes

Title:
XX. Jahrhundert--ein Jahrhundert Kunst in Deutschland
Author:
Dückers, Alexander 1939-  Search this
Krempel, León  Search this
Stefes, Annemarie  Search this
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin--Preussischer Kulturbesitz Kupferstichkabinett--Sammlung der Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik  Search this
Berliner Festspiele  Search this
Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie  Search this
Physical description:
209 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
[1999]
20th century
Topic:
Face in art--History  Search this
Portrait drawing, German  Search this
Portrait prints, German  Search this
Call number:
N7573.3 .G47 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_661814

Francis Bacon; painting 1946. Einführung von Alexander Dückers

Author:
Dückers, Alexander 1939-  Search this
Bacon, Francis 1909-1992  Search this
Subject:
Bacon, Francis 1909-1992 Painting 1946  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. illus., plates. 15 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
[c1971]
Call number:
ND497.B16 D8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_669448

Max Beckmann, Die Hölle, 1919 : Kupferstichkabinett Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz : 21.10-18.12.1983 / Ausstellung und Katalog, Alexander Dückers

Author:
Beckmann, Max 1884-1950  Search this
Dückers, Alexander 1939-  Search this
Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz Kupferstichkabinett  Search this
Subject:
Beckmann, Max 1884-1950  Search this
Physical description:
129 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
Call number:
N40.1.B39y D83 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_544354

Das Berliner Kupferstichkabinett : ein Handbuch zur Sammlung / herausgegeben von Alexander Dückers ; mit Beiträgen von Sigrid Achenbach ... [et al.]

Author:
Dückers, Alexander 1939-  Search this
Achenbach, Sigrid 1944-  Search this
Subject:
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin--Preussischer Kulturbesitz Kupferstichkabinett--Sammlung der Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik  Search this
Physical description:
571 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Berlin
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Prints--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
NE55.G4 B473 1994X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_481712

Bilder aus der grossen Stadt : e. Reportage von Gross-Berlin : Druckgraphik u. Handzeichn. : Staatl. Museen Preuss. Kulturbesitz, Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin-Dahlem, 23.9-4.12.1977 / Ausstellung und Katalog Alexander Dückers

Author:
Dückers, Alexander 1939-  Search this
Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz Kupferstichkabinett  Search this
Physical description:
[96] p. : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
In art
Place:
Germany
Berlin
Berlin (Germany)
Date:
1977
20th century
Topic:
Art, German  Search this
Literary collections  Search this
Call number:
N6885.B55X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_309742

Druckgraphik, Wandlungen eines Mediums seit 1945 : eine Ausstellung des Kupferstichkabinetts Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz in der Nationalgalerie 17. Juni-16. August 1981 / [Konzeption der Ausstellung und des Katalogs, Alexander Dückers ; Katalog der ausgestellten Werke, Alexander Dückers, Angela Schönberger.]

Author:
Dückers, Alexander 1939-  Search this
Schönberger, Angela  Search this
Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz Kupferstichkabinett  Search this
Nationalgalerie (Germany : West)  Search this
Subject:
Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz Kupferstichkabinett Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
xxviii, 196 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1981
C1981
20th century
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Call number:
NE490 .D8 1981X
NE490.D8 1981X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_156038

Philip Pearlstein; Zeichnungen und Aquarelle, die Druckgraphik. Ausstellung und Katalog: Alexander Dückers. Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin-Dahlem, 16. Juni-17. September 1972

Author:
Pearlstein, Philip 1924-  Search this
Dückers, Alexander 1939-  Search this
Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz Kupferstichkabinett  Search this
Subject:
Pearlstein, Philip 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
111, [1] p. (chiefly illus.) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
1972?]
Call number:
N40.1.P358 D8
N40.1.P358D8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_39812

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