Nude

Philip Pearlstein

American, born 1924

Nude, 1977

  • Not On View

Lithograph on paper

Dimensions: 8 3/4 × 11 in. (22.2 × 27.9 cm)
Image: 8 3/4 × 10 13/16 in. (22.2 × 27.5 cm)

Gift of Mr. Jack B. Pierson, 1987.44

Philip Pearlstein was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied at the Carnegie Institute and New York University of Fine Arts. He has been a chief proponent of a return to realism in painting and printmaking. His own stark portrayals of the human figure have been both highly original and influential. He presents his nudes without idealization just as one might find them in a domestic situation. He is relentless in painting what he sees, often verging on gauche or grotesque effects. His harsh lighting adds to the effect of candid photography.

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