This large modernist oil painting of a winterscape was painted by Hungarian American artist Gabor Peterdi (1915-2001). Peterdi was born in Pestujhely, Hungary, studied at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, the Academy Belle in Rome and the Academy Julian in Paris, and later emigrated to the United States, settling in Connecticut. He also spent time in Hawaii as a teacher at the Honolulu Academy of Art and at the Brooklyn Art School from 1948 until 1952 and Hunter College in New York City from 1952 until 1959. He then taught at Yale University School of Art from 1960 to 1970. Peterdi is best known for his intaglio prints and engravings, although he worked in a variety of media and themes. Oil on canvas, signed and dated '57 lower right, as well as signed, dated 1957, and titled “Winter II” on verso stretcher, with a partial Kanegis Gallery, Newbury Street, Boston, MA label, and housed in a simple wooden frame. Dimensions: Dimensions: 48” h x 72” w, actual; 49 ⅜” h x 73 ⅛” w, framed.
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