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Oral history interview with Philip Pearlstein, 1972 June 8-Aug. 10

Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-



Collection Information

Size: 98 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 8 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 43 min.

Summary: Interview of Philip Pearlstein conducted 1972 June 8-Aug. 10, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Pearlstein discusses his artistic interest in figurative painting, his working practices, his education, his relationship with various New York galleries and artists, and Photo Realism.

Biographical/Historical Note

Philip Pearlstein (1924- ) is a painter and educator from New York, N.Y.


These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Philip Pearlstein, 1972 June 8-Aug. 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.