A chance encounter between UTPB Associate Professor of Art History Marianne Woods and a cousin of world-famous, realism artist, Philip Pearlstein, and a Target Community Grant will culminate in a free, public lecture by the renowned painter on Thursday, February 3, at 5:30 p.m. in UTPB’s CEED Building auditorium, at Hwy. 191 and FM 1288.
Philip Pearlstein lives and works in New York City and is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus from Brooklyn College where he taught for 25 years. From 2003-2006, the octogenarian artist served as president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Critics have reported that Philip Pearlstein has a distinct approach to realism. For the past 50 years, he has painted nudes from a technical aspect with elements of abstract painting included in his work. Numerous prestigious collections containing works by Pearlstein include The Art Institute of Chicago; The Cleveland Museum of Art; the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.; de Young Museum in San Francisco; Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
A graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology (BFA) and NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts (MA), Pearlstein has also served as teacher or critic at Pratt Institute and Yale University. For more information about his free lecture, please contact the UTPB Department of Humanities and Fine Arts at 432-552-3286 or e-mail Dr. Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org.