AAWR launches book of Northeast Ohio Archived Artists, plus Pearls of Cleveland.

The Artists Speak

The Legacy Society of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve proudly announces the launch of

The Artists Speak: Insights and Images of Ohio Artists.


Edited by Rota Sackerlotzky and Roger Welchans, and five years in the making, this stunning 160-page book contains profiles of sixty-two Archived Artists, their thoughts and observations, detailed chronologies and several selected images of their artistic heritage.


Working from biographical information, archived documents and personal interviews, Rota and Roger have published a comprehensive overview of Cleveland’s foremost artists.


The book is available at the Artists Archives gallery or on our website (artistsarchives.org) for $35.00.


The accompanying exhibition of work from each of the 62 featured artists can be seen from November 15 – December 31, 2014.


Moses Pearl, Figure Study

Moses Pearl, Figure Study

Pearls of Cleveland

Archived Artist Moses Pearl was a child of Cleveland. Born here in 1917, Moses was a product of the Cleveland School system, the Cleveland School of Art (later the Cleveland Institute of Art) and Kent State University. Throughout his career, he worked at the Cleveland Museum of Art, taught art in the Cleveland Schools, and was shown in 19 May Shows.


Moses spent his creative life exploring the vibrancy of Cleveland as he worked, taught and painted throughout the city. His weekly explorations led him to steel mills, girded bridges, towering buildings and delightful, hidden corners of the city. His vibrant color palette and graphic style captured the intensity that he found on the streets.


Often accompanied by his daughter Sharlene or son Stuart, Moses opened his children’s artistic sensibilities with his plein aire paintings and watercolors, while at the same time instilling in them an appreciation of the colorful landscape and architecture of their surroundings.


The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is proud to present Pearls of Cleveland: featuring the work of Moses Pearl, the paintings of his daughter Sharlene Pearl Green, and the photography of his Son Stuart. On view January 15, 2014 – February 27, 2015.


The Artists Speak (exhibition): November 15 – December 31, 2014

Pearls of Cleveland: January 15, 2014 – February 27, 2015


Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

1834 E. 123rd St.

Cleveland Ohio 44106