Peterdi, Gabor

Gabor Peterdi was born in Budapest in 1915 and died an American citizen in Connecticut in 2001. Gabor Peterdi began his studies at the Hungarian Academy. In 1930, he won the Prix de Rome for painting. He continued his studies in Paris at Academia delle Belle Arti, Academie Julian, and the Academie Scandinavien. In 1939, with the threat of yet another war, Peterdi decided to move to The United States and received a one-man exhibition of paintings at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York. Peterdi taught at the Brooklyn Museum in 1948, organizing the graphic arts workshop there. He was also a professor of art at Hunter College in 1949 and a Professor Emeritus of Yale Univeristy in the 1960s. Peterdi's book Printmaking Methods Old and New was published in 1959. It remains a standard technical reference for both printmaking students and professionals. Peterdi was a great innovator of printmaking techniques. He devised elaborate ways of color printing by collaging copper plates. Gabor Peterdi has been accorded over 40 prizes, grants, and other honors. His work is included in the Permanent Collections of over 150 institutions around the world.

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