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“I called her "Pearlie-May" as an affectionate endearment. I've never a more beautiful person. I was her student, and thought of her as a friend. ...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Treena Rowan - Houston, TX

“Thanks to all of you who posted such vivid and personal memories of my mother. In many ways it helps me understand who she was, and it makes me proud...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Ken Greenberg - Oakland, CA - Son

“Pearl was a colleague at Kean University and a good friend. We cooperated in student teaching assignments for prospective art teachers My husband...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Phylliss Kavett - Union, NJ

“So sorry to hear about Pearl but glad to know she spent her last years with Ken and wife. We taught together for many years at Kean and shared many...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Dr. Pearl Greenberg was a lifelong mentor to me! She guided my art education skillset and was instrumental in assisting me to become a successful art...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“It was an honor and pleasure to serve with you on the CU Alumni Assoc.. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Carmi Bee - New York, NY - Friend

Get-together of Past NJ President (I could not attend) “Pearl was an important mentor in my years as an art educator and as President of the Art Educators of New Jersey and on the Board of NAEA. Her books...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Diane Franken - DAVENPORT, IA

“Pearl was dearly loved for her passion to so many thing. She was an extremely competent, dedicated art educator and a lovely human being with many...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Judith Schwartz - New York, NY

“Very sorry for your loss. Pearl (and Murray) had a huge place in my life ever since I was born nearly 68 years ago. Pearl was so kind to me and my...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Sally Klein - Mt Kisco, NY


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Pearl Greenberg, Ed.D.
Cooper Union 1948
NYU M.A. 1960
Teachers College, Columbia Univ. Ed. D. 1971

Pearl was born in Brooklyn and was a lifelong resident of New York City. For the last 10 years of her life, she lived in Oakland, CA near her son Ken.

Pearl passed away peacefully on Feb 25th. She taught elementary school art at Downtown Community School for 14 years and was a Professor of Fine Arts at Kean University in NJ for 28 years. Pearl was a past president of the North East region of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), and the author of 3 books on teaching art to children and seniors. She also published numerous articles and papers on art education and spoke at the annual NAEA conferences.

Her experience studying at Cooper Union was formative. She met her future husband Murray and formed many life long friendships there.

She will be missed by her son Ken, her daughter-in-law Clara (who said she was the best mother-in-law imaginable), her former colleagues and many of her students.