"The Sphinx" Original Signed Lithograph by Philip Pearlstein, 1979

Philip Pearlstein (United States, 20th Century)

"The Sphinx" Original Signed Lithograph by Philip Pearlstein, 1979

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An original signed aquatint in colors on BFK Rives paper by American artist Philip Pearlstein (1924-) titled "The Sphinx", 1979. Limited edition of only 41. This rich impression is 8/41. Hand signed, numbered, and titled by Pearlstein lower center. Co-published with Brooke Alexander Inc., New York. This work is in mint condition. Sheet size: 28.5" x 40".

A key figure in the sharp-focus realist movement, he was a leader in the early 1960s of the revival of figure painting in America. He experimented briefly with landscapes and then concentrated on the realistic depiction of the nude figure, a traditional subject that had almost vanished from the contemporary art world. His work is characterized by a non-traditional informality, unexpected postures, and unusual perspectives including the radical cropping of figures. In his later works, he introduced rather elaborate backdrops including richly patterned fabrics and decorative floor patterns.

He was born and grew up in Pittsburgh and in 1944 enrolled at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He spent three years in the Army and then returned to school, graduating in 1949 with a B.F.A. He pursued graduate studies in art history at New York University and received a Master's Degree in 1955.

Although he briefly pursued Abstract Expressionism, he found his mature subject matter during the 1960s when he evolved his signature highly finished-hard edged, objective studies of the nude figure. He has earned awards from the American Academy and the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 28½ in | WIDTH: 40 in

Origin United States
Category Prints
Period 20th Century
Style Contemporary
ConditionExcellent

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