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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pearphil

Philip Pearlstein papers, circa 1940-2008

Creator:
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Subject:
Barnet, Will  Search this
Blaine, Michael  Search this
Cantor, Dorothy  Search this
Close, Chuck  Search this
Downes, Rackstraw  Search this
Dückers, Alexander  Search this
Field, Richard  Search this
Haas, Richard  Search this
Hampleman, Jean  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Kelly, W. J.  Search this
McCarthy, David  Search this
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Storr, Robert  Search this
Tamburini, Fernando  Search this
Tsao, Vivian  Search this
Updike, John  Search this
Viola, Jerome  Search this
Wallin, Leland  Search this
Ward, John  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Witkin, Jerome  Search this
Yezzi, David  Search this
WBAI Radio  Search this
WRFM  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Video recordings
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
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8182
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210353
AAA_collcode_pearphil
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210353
Online Media:

Naked lunch / Roelof Louw

Artist:
Louw, Roelof  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Publisher:
34 Fine Art (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Louw, Roelof  Search this
Physical description:
39 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
South Africa
Date:
2011
21st century
Topic:
Prints, South African  Search this
Serigraphy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1034544

David Lurie : Bell-Roberts, Cape Town

Author:
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lurie, David 1951-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
Call number:
N1 .A788
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_828285

Jan Verboom : Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town

Author:
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Verboom, Jan  Search this
Type:
Articles
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
Call number:
N1 .A788
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_775634

De Kooning, 1969-78 / organized by the Department of Art for the inaugural of the Gallery of Art, University of Northern Iowa, October 21-November 26, 1978, the St. Louis Art Museum, January 11-February 22, 1979, the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, March 9-April 22, 1979 ; Jack Cowart and Sanford Sivitz Shaman

Author:
De Kooning, Willem 1904-1997  Search this
Cowart, Jack  Search this
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art  Search this
St. Louis Art Museum  Search this
Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)  Search this
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem 1904-1997  Search this
Physical description:
56 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1978
C1978]
Call number:
N6537.D43 A4 1978a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_653170

Twenty contemporary New Jersey artists : the Peat Marwick Montvale art collection / [introduction and commentary written by Sanford Sivitz Shaman]

Title:
Peat Marwick Montvale art collection
Author:
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
KPMG Peat Marwick  Search this
Subject:
KPMG Peat Marwick Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New Jersey
Montvale
Date:
1987
C1987
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art--Private collections--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
N6530.N5 T84 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_513184

Robert Yarber, paintings, 1980-88 / by Sanford Sivitz Shaman

Author:
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Yarber, Robert 1948-  Search this
Palmer Museum of Art (Pennsylvania State University)  Search this
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Yarber, Robert 1948- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 82 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 23 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
Call number:
N40.1.Y267 S5 1989
N40.1.Y267S5 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_384209

Philip Pearlstein : painting to watercolors : November 14- December 15, 1983, Gallery of Art, Department of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa : January 10-February 12, 1984, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington / [authors, Daniel E. Stetson and Sanford Sivitz Shaman ; editor, Kevin Boatright]

Author:
Pearlstein, Philip 1924-  Search this
Stetson, Daniel E  Search this
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Boatright, Kevin  Search this
University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art  Search this
Washington State University Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Pearlstein, Philip 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
44 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Nude in art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.P358 U5
N40.1.P358U5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_200599

Contemporary Chicago painters / Sanford Sivitz Shaman

Author:
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1978
20th century
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND235.C4 S52 1978
ND235.C4S52 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_287288

In full public view

Author:
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Brand, Kevin  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2008
Call number:
N1 .A788
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_910437

A gracious fighter interview by Sanford S. Shaman

Author:
Martin, Marilyn  Search this
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Martin, Marilyn  Search this
South African National Gallery  Search this
Type:
Articles
Interviews
Date:
2008
Call number:
N1 .A788
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_910447

Johann Louw : Sanlam Art Gallery and Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town

Author:
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Louw, Johann 1965-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Exhibitions
Date:
2007
Call number:
N1 .A788
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_916783

A master of the ironic reversal

Author:
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Zero, Asha 1975-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2009
Call number:
N1 .A788
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_946952

William Kentridge : Goodman Gallery and Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town

Author:
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Kentridge, William 1955-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Exhibitions
Date:
2009
Call number:
N1 .A788
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_957121

Fred Schimmel : SMAC Art Gallery, Stellenbosch

Author:
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Schimmel, Fred 1928-2009  Search this
Type:
Articles
Exhibitions
Date:
2009
Call number:
N1 .A788
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_957129

Kate Gottgens : João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town

Author:
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Gottgens, Kate 1965-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Exhibitions
Date:
2009
Call number:
N1 .A788
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_957136

Lionel Smit

Author:
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Smit, Lionel 1982-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Exhibitions
Date:
2010
Call number:
N7392 .S575
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_967987

The Duty of Art: museums and social consciousness

Author:
Shaman, Sanford Sivitz  Search this
Prakash, Madhu  Search this
Type:
Citations
Date:
1989
Topic:
Museum education  Search this
Role and function  Search this
Data Source:
Museum Studies Bibliography
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_bib_1253

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