Oral history interview with Gabor Peterdi

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.peterd71
Creators:
Peterdi, Gabor
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1971 Apr. 29
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
79 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gabor Peterdi (1915-2001) was a printmaker from New York, N.Y.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 15 min.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Prints -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Surrealism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bucher, Jeanne, 1872-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levy, Julien Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Putzel, Howard, 1898-1945 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brooklyn Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Graphic Arts Society Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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