“Philip Pearlstein: A Legacy of Influence” Gallery Talk at Princeton February 18, 2017


Model With Chrome Chair and Dotted Felt Rug by Philip Pearlstein

Philip Pearlstein: A Legacy of Influence

January 7 – March 25, 2017

Talin Gallery in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ

February 18 from 2-4pm: Gallery talk with Philip Pearlstein


Janet Fish

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Philip Pearlstein: A Legacy of Influence, a group exhibition featuring legendary figure painter Pearlstein and those he has influenced through his career as an artist and educator. On view are original works from artists Philip Pearlstein, Janet Fish, Stephen Lorger, Charles David Viera, Altoon Sultan, Tony Philips, George Nick, Lorraine Shemesh, and Thomas Corey. The exhibition, held in the Arts Council’s Taplin Gallery, runs through March 25, 2017.


Charles David Viera

“Philip Pearlstein has been an active contributor to the international art scene for over 70 years,” says curator and artist Charles David Viera. “All of the artists in this exhibition have had the opportunity to study under Pearlstein at some point in their careers which allowed them to know him on a more personal level. I speak for all of them when I say that his full legacy of influence has yet to be felt.”

Philip Pearlstein is an influential American painter best known for Modernist Realism nudes. Cited by critics as the preeminent figure painter of the 1960s to 2000s, he led a revival in realist art. Pearlstein’s work is in over seventy museum collections in the United States, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art amongst others. Since the mid-1950s Pearlstein has received several awards, most recently, the National Council of Arts Administrators Visual Artist Award; The Benjamin West Clinedinst Memorial Medal, The Artists Fellowship, Inc., New York, NY; and honorary doctorate degrees from Brooklyn College, NY, Center for Creative Studies and the College of Art & Design, Detroit, MI, and New York Academy of Arts, New York, NY. In 1988, he was elected into the National Academy of Design.

Philip Pearlstein is a member of SACI’s Artists & Designers Council.

Arts Council of Princeton

Paul Robeson Center for the Arts

102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
p: (609) 924-8777
f: (609) 921-0008

Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 9 am to 5 pm


About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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