About Pearl

Pearl Hirshfield is an artist/activist whose work addresses universal concerns for justice, peace, and the environment at the local, national, and international levels.  She received an Illinois Arts Council Visual Art Award, was a co-founder of the Peace Center of Evanston, and was recognized by the Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art for Excellence in the Arts in 2010.  Pearl has used her art to raise awareness for humanitarian issues in over 100 exhibits, including museum collections.  The two sculptures she has generously donated to the City of Evanston embody her abiding interest in ecology.  Residents and visitors alike will be able to appreciate these pieces as symbols of the beautiful and enduring nature of life.


A selection of works.