Gabor Peterdi, Hungarian (1910 - 2001)

Gabor Peterdi

Gabor Peterdi is perhaps best known as a master printmaker, though he has also made considerable contributions to the field of painting. Born in Pestujhely, Hungary, he studied at Academia de Belle Arti in Rome and later at Atelier 17 in Paris in the 1930s. He was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1930. He has worked alongside such artists as Joan Miro, Alberto Giacometti, and Max Ernst.

Peterdi was a great innovator of printmaking techniques. He devised elaborate ways of color printing by collaging copper plates. Color is a primary interest for Peterdi, which is evident in his 1966 etching, Aquarium. He has devoted his life to his art and teaching; teaching at such renowned universities as the Brooklyn Museum of Art School in New York and Yale University.

Dates: 1915-2001 Budapest, Hungary
Studied: 1930
1934-35
Academia de Belle Arti, Rome
Atelier 17, Paris
Taught: 1948-52
1952-60
1960-87
Brooklyn Museum Art School, New York
Hunter College, New York
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Selected
Awards:
1930
1937
1960
1961
Prix de Rome
Paris World's Fair Gold Medal (with Lurcat)
Ford Foundation Grant
Pennel Medal
Exhibitions: Over 200 one-man exhibitions in the United States and abroad including 20 retrospectives.
Selected
Collections:
Alblright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand
Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
Basel Kunstmuseum, Switzerland
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MA
The Brooklyn Museum, NY
Cincinnati Art Museum, OH
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Flint Institute of Arts, MI
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Honolulu Academy of Arts, HI
Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN
Kunstverein, Bremen, Germany
Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf, Germany
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Los Angeles County Museum, CA
Maggar Nemszeti Galeria, Budapest, Hungary
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Musee de Beaux Arts, Montreal, Canada
Museu de Arta Moderna de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland
Museum of Caracas, Venezuela
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
Nazionale Museum, Rome, Italy
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, Kansas City, MO
Roy Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase
The New Museum, New School of Social Research, New York
The Oakland Museum, CA
The Pasadena Art Museum, CA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Portland Art Museum, OR
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Holland
Seattle Art Museum, WA
Szepmuveszeti Museum, Budapest, Hungary
University of Alberta, Canada
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

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