Pearl Carnow
Pearl Carnow, 87, of West Hartford, formerly of New Britain, died in New Britain on June 5 after a long illness. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Carnow, a son, Thomas Carnow and his wife Emily Johnson, a grandson, Warren Carnow, a sister, Francine Michelson, and many nieces and nephews. Her husband, William Carnow, died in 1983. Pearl had a life-long interest in art and art education, and she taught art for thirty years in the New Britain Public Schools. Born in New York City, she developed her interest in art by attending classes at the Art Institute in Brooklyn and continued during high school taking night classes. She earned her B.A. from New York University and her Master’s from Central Connecticut State University. She also earned a Teaching Certificate in Art from the Pratt School of Design. During World War II she worked for Paul Terry, the creator of Terry Tunes. After the war, Pearl and her family moved to New Britain, where they ran a jewelry store for many years. Pearl and Bill were very active with the arts community in New Britain, and after retiring from teaching, Pearl became a docent at the New Britain Museum of American Art. As a docent, she lectured about art in the community. Her paintings were exhibited at the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Art League, and the Court House. Funeral services will be held TODAY, JUNE 7TH, 2006 at 1:00 PM at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home of her son and daughter-in-law on Friday afternoon. Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. Donations may be made in Pearl’s memory to the New Britain Museum of American Art or the COPE Foundation. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Mrs. Carnow with her family, please visit online at

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