Gabor Peterdi is born in Budapest (Hungary) in 1915. He begins his studies at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. He holds his first exhibition at the Museum of Emst at the age of 15 years and wins the Rome Prize (painting department). He continues his studies at the Beautiful Academy in Rome. In subsequent years, he travels to Paris and joins the Julian Academy and the Scandinavian Academy. Gabor joins the Atelier 17 in 1933 and works with Stanley William Hayter; he develops a passion for the engraving on plate. Gabor Peterdi immigrates to the United States in 1939 and exhibits that year at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York. While continuing to work at Atelier 17, he begins teaching at the Brooklyn Museum in 1948. He invents during this period a technique that allowing him to make large prints, a technique explained in a book published in 1959, which becomes his reference. In 1952, he becomes associate professor at Hunter College. In 1953, he begins also teaching at Yale University that he joins as a visiting professor; he is tenured in 1960 and teaches there until the '70s. He dies in 2001 in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Literature: « Printmaking Methods Old and New », Ed. Macmillan, New-York, 1959 (several re editions).
Methamorphosis 1939 Original etching, signed and dedicated by the artist.
Circa 50 signed proofs + Few E.A.
Epreuve d'artiste (Artist proof)
23,5 x 22,5 cm 32 x 51 cm
Edges of top and bottom margins dusty, some foxing marks, otherwise good condition.