Philip Pearlstein is active/lives in New York. Philip Pearlstein is known for figure-nude, interiors, townscape.
A key figure in the sharp-focus realist movement, Philip Pearlstein was a leader in the early 1960s of the revival of figure painting in America. He experimented briefly with landscapes and then concentrated on the realistic depiction of the nude figure, a traditional subject that had almost vanished from the contemporary art world. His work is characterized by a non-traditional informality, unexpected postures, and unusual perspectives including the radical cropping of figures. In his later works, he introduced rather elaborate backdrops including richly patterned fabrics and decorative floor patterns.
He was born and grew up in Pittsburgh and in 1944 enrolled at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He spent thre ... Displaying 750 of 9120 characters.