Gabor Peterdi 1965 Signed Limited Edition Abstract Color Etching
A 1965 limited edition abstract color etching titled, Earth and Sky, by Hungarian-American artist Gabor Peterdi (1915-2001). Two blue cloud-like formations hover upon a black patterned ground that depicts a lime green and cobalt blue rectangle. The etching is numbered "62/100" and is signed to the lower right corner. Marked "Earth and Sky 1965" verso.
Born to poets in Budapest, Hungary, Peterdi started his art career at the age of 15. He won a Prix de Rome to study art in Italy. From there he went to Paris, France, and studied with the British painter and printmaker Stanley William Hayter's Atelier's 17. After immigrating to the United States and serving in the US Army during WWII, Peterdi directed the Graphic Workshop at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and taught at the Yale School of Art and Hunter College. He was a major influence on American printmakers in the early 1960s. Peterdi's works are held with the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and many others.
27.5” x 22” (entire piece); 23.5” x 19” (plate).
Some wear around the edges. There is some faint discoloration where a mat once was. There is a darker discolored spot on the left edge where tape was once attached. There is a tear on the bottom edge near the signature. Other wear around the edges and throughout.
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