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Oral history interview with Gabor Peterdi, 1971 Apr. 29

Interviewee:
Peterdi, Gabor, 1915-2001
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Subject:
Bucher, Jeanne
Hayter, Stanley William
Levy, Julien
Putzel, Howard
Brooklyn Museum
International Graphic Arts Society
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 79 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 15 min.
Summary:
An interview of Gabor Peterdi conducted 1971 Apr. 29, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Peterdi speaks of his youth in Hungary and his early desire to be a painter, Paris and his first encounter with surrealism, studying printmaking with Stanley William Hayter and the Paris art scene in the 1930s. He comments on coming to the U.S. in 1939, his involvement with the Julien Levy, Norlyst, Laurel and Borgenicht Galleries and his service in the U.S. Army. He discusses Hayter's New York studio, the International Graphic Arts Society, teaching at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and starting its graphics workshop, the interaction of prints and paintings, symbolism, teaching, various print techniques and printmaking as a creative art form. He recalls Jeanne Bucher, Bill Hayter, Howard Putzel and Julien Levy.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Gabor Peterdi, 1971 Apr. 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Gabor Peterdi (1915-2001) was a printmaker from New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Interviews
Painters
Printmakers
Prints
Prints
Sound recordings
Surrealism
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13119
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211976
AAA_collcode_peterd71
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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