|Philip Perlman was born in Galicia, Poland and emigrated to the United States in 1923. He graduated from Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin and attended City College in New York. During World War II, he served in the armed forces and after the war worked as an art director at ad agencies for many years. He began creating Judaica art and calligraphy in 1976, and is presently an associate member of the Pastel Society of America and has received various commissions for portraits in oils and pastels. His other works include still life paintings and a form of "abstract realism" with flat planes of color massed for visual impact. Perlman is an accredited Judaica artist and calligrapher with the Commission on Synagogue Administration of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.