Philip Pearlstein’s free, public lecture has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 17, at 5:30 p.m. in UTPB’s CEED Building auditorium, at Hwy. 191 and FM 1288. His flight from New York City was canceled last week. He will have catalogs available for sale and signing.
Pearlstein 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, which is possible in part by a Target Community Grant,
contact the UTPB Department of Humanities and Fine Arts at