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Philip Pearlstein papers, circa 1940-2008

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Series 4: Writing Projects and Lectures , circa 1945-2008
2.5 Linear feet
Boxes 10-13, 37-38

Writing projects and lectures by Pearlstein consist of student work, numerous articles and essays, lectures and speeches, letters, memorials, miscellaneous manuscripts and notes, and a U.S. and U.S.S.R. Workshop Exchange project proposal.
Student work includes term papers and research material on Francis Picabia along with drafts and a bound version of Pearlstein's thesis on Picabia. Published and unpublished articles and essays by Pearlstein include drafts, notes, correspondence, and frequently the published version for "The Symbolic Language of Francis Picabia," "A Conceptualization of Realism," "Critics and Artists," "When Painting Were Made in Heaven," "Censorship on Stylistic Grounds," and others. Drafts and annotated manuscripts of Pearlstein's lectures and speeches are mostly regarding his career and painting techniques, but are also on topics such as art criticism and teaching methods. The majority of the 38 sound and video recordings found in this series are of lectures and speeches. Some of the lectures are in digital format.
Writings by others about Pearlstein are by W.J. Kelly, Alexander Dückers, Richard Field, John Ward, Jerome Viola, Robert Storr, David Yezzi.
The series is arranged by type, then chronologically thereafter.
Description Container Select
Student Work
"An Analysis of the Painting.... La Grande Jatte", circa 1945
10
18
"A Consideration of Piero della Francesca's Approach to Pictoral Problems," Term Paper, circa 1952
10
19
Thesis and Research Material on Francis Picabia, Bound Manuscript, circa 1955
10
20
Thesis and Research Material on Francis Picabia, Catalog of Artwork, circa 1955
10
21
Thesis and Research Material on Francis Picabia, Drafts, circa 1955
10
22-24
Thesis and Research Material on Francis Picabia, Notes, circa 1955
10
25-28
Thesis and Research Material on Francis Picabia, Notes, circa 1955
11
1
Thesis and Research Material on Francis Picabia, Scrapbook, circa 1955
11
2
Articles and Essays
"The Symbolic Language of Francis Picabia," Arts Magazine (1956), circa 1956
11
3
"Hello and Goodbye, Francis Picabia" (1970), 1970-1987
11
4
About Paul Cézanne, 1973-1990
Includes slides of artwork.
11
5
"Jacques Callot: He Knew What He Wanted," Art in America, 1975
11
6
"A Conceptualization of Realism," College Art Association Meeting, 1977
11
7
"Eyes, Highs, and Egos," Allan Frumkin Gallery Newsletter (Spring 1977), 1976-1977
11
8
"A Realist in an Abstract World", circa 1977
11
9
"Critics and Artists," Art Journal (Winter 1977), 1977-1978
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10-11
"Statement: 1980", 1980
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12
"A Concept of New Realism," Real, Really Real, Superreal, San Antonio Museum Association, 1980-1981
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13
"When Paintings Were Made in Heaven," Art in America (April 1982), 1981-1982
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14-18
About the American Academy in Rome, circa 1982
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19
"A War and A Painting", 1986-2007
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20
About Nancy Spero, circa 1987
11
21
"Degas, Graffitti/Punk, and Pearlstein," College Art Association Meeting, 1987-1988
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22
About National Endowment for the Arts, Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art, 1989
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23
"Jerusalem Watercolor and Print", 1990
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24
"Objects, Nudes and Me," Statement for Jerusalem Woodcut Show at Hirschl and Adler, 1991
11
25
"Censorship on Stylistic Grounds," Art Journal (1991), 1991-1995
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26
"Censorship on Stylistic Grounds," Art Journal (1991), circa 1991
1 Sound cassette
11
27
"The Artist's Eye: Philip Pearlstein Select Paintings from the Permanent Collection," National Academy of Design Exhibition, 1991-1992
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28
"Modeling the Soul," Art in America (January 1992), 1991-1992
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29
About Travel in Cambodia, 1997
Includes photographs of Pearlstein painting.
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30
About Milton Brown, 1998
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31
"Painting the Nude Figure, Now", 1998
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32
About Morris Dorsky and Ronald Strom, Obituaries, 2000
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33
"My Picabia/Duchamp Connection", 2000
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34
About Eadweard Muybridge, circa 2002
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35
"When the DADA Daddies Got Real, or How I Turned Picabia Inside Out", 2002
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36
"Self and Other Portraits: Painting Noses or Demons", 2003
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37
"The Drawing Group, Drawing Naked People", circa 2005
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38
"Perception, Realism, and Objects", 2008
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39
"Century Club Panel on Nude", undated
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40
"Eyes and Highs: A Couple of Problems in Post Abstract Portraiture", undated
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41
"From the Other Side of the Easel", undated
11
42
"Glitz-Punk to Dead-Serious, The State of Portraiture Today", undated
11
43
"Hazards to Artists", undated
11
44
About Ingres, undated
11
45
"Kinds of Realism", undated
11
46
"One Man's Dada", undated
11
47
"Painters and Egos", undated
12
1
"Picabia, Duchamp, Degas: An Informal Look at the Origins of Aspects of Contemporary Paintings", undated
12
2
"A Realism in an Abstract World", undated
12
3
About Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, undated
12
4
"Watercolor", undated
12
5
About Willem de Kooning, undated
12
6
About William Wiley, undated
12
7
Book Preface by Pearlstein, Contemporary Ink and Wash Paintings by Michael Xinle Ma, 1997-2000
Includes photographs of Pearlstein with Ma and the published book signed by Ma.
12
8
Lectures and Speeches
On Painting Methods at Skowhagen School of Painting and Sculpture, circa 1966
Portions for use in Life magazine article.
12
9
On Career at Skowhagen School of Painting and Sculpture, circa 1967
12
10
Lectures at Skowhagen School of Painting and Sculpture (1965, 1967-1968, 1972, 1978, and 1986), Digital Audio Recording, 2014
5.12 Gigabytes
102 computer files
ER02-ER12
Speeches on High School Experiences Given in Pittsburgh, 1988
12
12
On Teaching Artistic Styles at Senior Citizen Show, New York City Armory, circa 1988
12
13
"Lessons from the Painters of Greek Vases," Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 5, 1990
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14
On Career, Various Drafts, 1990, undated
12
15
Graduate and Honorary Doctorate Ceremony Speeches, 1990-2001
12
16
"The Trauma of Realism," Saltaire, New York, August 1, 1992
12
17
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Cultural Awards Dinner, 1994
12
18
On Samuel Rosenberg at Jewish Community Center, Pittsburgh, 1997
12
19
"Taste: Criticism and the Politics of Aesthetics," Dahesh Museum Public Program, 1997-1998
12
20
Pratt Institute Scholarship Fundraising Luncheon, May 1999
12
21
Art and Optics Conference, New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, 2001
12
22
On Art Criticism at 92 Street Y, 2006
12
23
"Perception of Imagination" at The Philoctetes Center, 2007
12
24
Tribute to Dick Miller, 2007
12
25
National Academy of Design Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008
12
26
"On His Work," New York Studio School (January 29, 2008), Digital Video Recording, 2019
3.14 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER13
On Career at North Carolina Central University Art and Design Department, April 15, 2008
12
28
Various Lectures and Speeches, 1969-circa 1990
24 Sound cassettes
Includes recordings of Pearlstein discussing his artwork, Greek vases, and other topics in Kansas City, Milwaukee, Boston, Washington D.C., New Orleans, Oklahoma City, and other locations.
38
Various Lectures and Speeches, circa 1972-1990
11 Sound cassettes
2 videocassettes (vhs-c)
1 floppy disc
(Transfer of floppy discs not possible.)
Recordings are of Pearlstein's lectures on art history, art criticism, Greek vases, and other topics in various cities including Pittsburg, San Francisco, Boston, and New York City. One recording is on a video floppy disk labeled "Desire Studio Santa Fe."
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Letter to Editor at New York Times, circa 1961
12
29
Letter to President of Brooklyn College, circa 1980
12
30
Memorial, Al Held, 2005
12
31
Memorial, Jerome Viola, undated
12
32
Miscellaneous Manuscripts, circa 1970-circa 2000, undated
12
33-35
Notes, undated
12
36
Proposal, U.S. and U.S.S.R. Workshop Exchange, 1987
12
37
By Others About Pearlstein
"One Decade of a Realist" by W.J. Kelly, circa 1970s
12
38
Essay by Alexander Duckers, 1972
12
39
Article by Richard Field, circa 1978
12
40
Dissertation by John Ward, 1981
12
41
The Painting and Teaching of Philip Pearlstein (1982) by Jerome Viola, 1981-1986
Oversized photograph of book cover housed in Box 37.
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42-43
Philip Pearlstein Since 1983 (2002) by Robert Storr, 2000-2001
12
44
"A Conversation with Philip Pearlstein," The New Criterion, (December 2004) by David Yezzi, 2004
12
45
Various, undated
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1
By Others, "Ellen's Trip to the Children's Zoo", circa 1967
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2
By Others, Ohio Northern University Commencement Address by Jim Dicke, 2006
13
3
Oversized Photograph of Book Cover by Jerome Viola from Box 12, Folders 42-43, circa 1982
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