Biografie von Gabor PETERDI (1915-2001)

Birth place: Pestujhely, Hungary

Addresses: (Came to America in 1939) Rowayton, CT

Profession: Painter, printmaker

Studied: Hungarian Acad. FA, 1929; Acad. Belle A., Rome, 1930; Académie Julian, Paris, 1931; Acad. Scandinave, Paris, 1931; W. S. Hayter's Atelier 17, Paris 1933-39, NYC, 1947

Exhibited: WMAA biennials, 1949-67; PAFA Ann., 1951-53, 1958 (medal for best landscape), 1962; Brooklyn Mus, 1959 (retro.), CMA, 1962 (retro.); Corcoran Gal biennials, 1949, 1963; Corcoran Gal (retro.), 1964; Yale Univ. Art Gal, 1964 (retro.); Mus. Western Art, Tokyo, 1964 (prize); Honolulu Acad. Arts, 1968 (retro.); Grace Borgenicht Gal, NYC, 1970s. Other awards: Prix du Rome, 1930; Guggenheim fellow, 1964-65.

Member: Silvermine Guild Artists (v. pres., 1965-70s); Florentine Acad. Des.; Nat. Drawing Soc.


Comments: Best known for his engravings and intaglio prints. Teaching: Brooklyn Mus. Art Sch., 1948-52; Hunter Col., 1952-59; Yale Univ., 1960-70s. Author: Printmaking (Macmillan, 1959); Great Prints of the World (Macmillan, 1969); "Printmaking," in Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Sources: WW73; Baigell, Dictionary; V. Johnson, Graphic Work 1934-1969 (Touchstone, 1969); Una Johnson, Gabor Peterdi (exh. cat., Brooklyn Mus., 1959); Falk, Exh. Record Series.

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