On this Day: May 24, 1924 | Birthday of Philip Pearlstein

24 May 1924: Birthday of Philip Pearlstein, American soldier and painter (Source)

Self-Portrait, 2000, © Philip Pearlstein (Source)

Philip Pearlstein (born May 24, 1924) is an American painter best known for Modernist Realism nudes.[1] Cited by critics as the preeminent figure painter of the 1960s to 2000s,[2][3][4][5] he led a revival in realist art.[6][7] He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus with paintings in the collections of over 70 public art museums. (Source)


I am Volker Schunck and live in Dresden, Germany. First I was an industrial clerk, then I studied theology. Through my engagement with Zen, I became aware of the Christian mysticism. Meanwhile, I go my own way. For me, faith is not a world-view but a being. It is important to me, not to live lost in thought but aware and intensely. For me, this also includes careful handling of other people. The NVC (Nonviolent Communication), which I learned during my training as a mediator, helps me with this.

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