Peter Pearson Iconographer

For over thirty years, Peter Pearson has been a student of iconography. Self taught for nearly fifteen years, in 1984 he studied under Russian iconographer Dr. Nina Bouroff in Bethesda, Maryland. After moving to Pennsylvania in 1991, Peter worked and studied with Philip Zimmerman at the Saint John of Damascus Academy of Sacred Arts, an Orthodox school of icon painting in Ligonier, Pennsylvania where he assisted in several projects and classes. In 1994, he studied with Nicholas Papas in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and in 1997 he attended the Iconography Institute at Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon, where he studied with Charles Rohrbacher of Juneau, Alaska.

On several of his trips to the Northwest, he worked with some iconographers from that area and learned about their techniques. In 2000, 2001 and 2002, Peter studied with Valentin Streltsov of Toronto, Ontario.

Peter has created hundreds of icons for private collectors, churches and other institutions throughout the world. He has made presentations on iconography to a wide variety of groups ranging from elementary school children, college classes, art leagues, and senior citizen groups. Peter offers courses, workshops and retreats throughout the United States focusing on the technical skills involved in icon painting, as well as the spirituality of creating an icon. His passion for this art is obvious and highly infectious.

In addition to iconography, Peter studied architectural drafting and color at the International Institute of Design in Washington, D.C., and theology, with a specialization in liturgical studies, at Saint John's School of Theology in Boston, Georgetown University and at Saint VincentSeminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude, completing a Master of Divinity degree in 1995.


Peter Pearson Iconographer
10 Chapel Road
New Hope, PA 18938
215 862 5782

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