Gabor Peterdi (1915 – 2000)




Gabor Peterdi, Self Portrait, artline
Gabor Peterdi
Self Portrait, 1959
etching and engraving on zinc, ed. 30, 24 x 18"

My self portraits are not documents of how I looked, but rather how I felt at a particular time in my life. As I get older I look more and more at my self portraits. I like to paint self portraits because I don’t have to worry about hurting people. GP
Gabor Peterdi, picture, artline
Gabor Peterdi

about the artist

The human content of landscape painting is that of the viewer’s imagination. The mind moves out, stretching for the horizon and in its search absorbs vastness into itself…what we see out there is the shape of our feelings, the sites of our terrors and our resting places. Andrew Forge This was Peterdi and his love of landscape. He was however, teacher and mentor to all of his students many of whom have become the world’s greatest artists.
Here is an example of one of his images

Gabor Peterdi, Kahulu Reef 2, artline
Gabor Peterdi
Kahulu Reef II, 1973
drypoint, ed. 15, 21 7/8 x 27 1/2"


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