Phillip Pearlstein

Phillip Pearlstein B. 1924 (98 years old)

Philip Pearlstein is an 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. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus with paintings in the collections of over 70 public art museums.

As with most painters he also drew. What do you notice about the drawings below? 

What is working with these drawings and what is not working?

I would like you to think about the relations of the figure to itself and all that is around it. You are creating a lyrical rhythm. You do not need to know what this is before you begin (though it would be great) but play into it as you go. We will discuss figure drawing as you work.  

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