Pearl Aiman Van Sciver, painter and teacher, was born in Philadelphia in 1896. She studied at the Stevens School, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Moore Institute of Arts and Science, formally known as the School of Design for Woman. Among her instructors were Leopold Seyffert, Henry B. Snell, Elliot O’Hara, Paula Balano, Lazar Raditz and Violet Oakley. She was an enthusiastic horticulturalist with a beautiful garden and greenhouse at her residence, which became a source for so many of her ambitious, colorful floral still lives. Other compositions included scenes encountered while traveling in New England, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. She was a member of the Philadelphia Plastic Club, the National Association of Woman Artists and was Vice- President of the Woodmere Art Museum in 1946, in addition to being a member of many other local and national groups.
Exhibitions: Corcoran Gallery Biennial National Association of Woman Artists National Academy of Design Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Woodmere Art Museum, Group Invitational 1943, 1948 &1961 Woodmere Art Museum, Solo 1960 & 1969