Mr And Mrs Edmund Pillsbury (1973) by Philip Pearlstein

Mr And Mrs Edmund Pillsbury - 1973 - by Philip Pearlstein

Artwork Information

TitleMr And Mrs Edmund Pillsbury
ArtistPhilip Pearlstein
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions48 x 60 in. (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
Current LocationPrivate Collection, Fort Worth, Texas
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About Mr And Mrs Edmund Pillsbury

Philip Pearlstein’s 1973 painting “Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Pillsbury” is one of his most notable works. The couple is depicted in a studio setting in oil on canvas, measuring 121.9 x 152.4 cm (47 3/4 x 60 in). The painting features a mirrored reflection of Mrs. Pillsbury, which adds to the complexity of the composition.

Pearlstein has gained recognition for his portraits and nude models in studio settings, employing strong contrasts and vibrant color palettes throughout his career as an artist. He produced over 100 drawings and watercolors documenting his observations and experiences during World War II.

Edmund Pillsbury was a respected American museum director who enhanced the European masterworks collection at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth with acquisitions during his tenure there. While not much more information is readily available about this specific piece, it certainly conveys Pearlstein’s trademark style that frequently features multiple nude models and complex interiors with contrasting colorful objects.

As “Mr. and Mrs.Edmund Pillsbury” continues to be displayed at the Betty Cuningham Gallery located in New York, it attracts viewers from all walks of life seeking to appreciate American contemporary art while gaining insight into Pearlstein’s signature approach towards portraiture artistry.

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