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Gabor Peterdi Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: KM
Date: Apr 1993

Biographical History

Gabor Peterdi was a Hungarian-born American painter and graphic artist.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Spanning 1939 to 1969, the Gabor Peterdi Papers comprises reproductions of artwork, writings and memorabilia of the Hungarian-born American painter and graphic artist (b. 1915). With the exception of two typescript book manuscripts, the entire collection consists of printed material which documents Peterdi's professional career.

Artwork consists of reproductions of Peterdi's works.

Writings include published articles and essays, typescripts for Peterdi's Great Prints of the World and Printmaking: Methods Old and New, and miscellaneous printed comments by Peterdi on his work.

Memorabilia includes articles about Peterdi (1955-1968), an extensive collection of exhibition catalogs and announcements for his one-man (1959-1968) and group shows (1939-1969), periodical reviews (1956-1966), and an assortment of brochures, flyers, reports, and miscellaneous printed material in which the artist is mentioned.

Arrangement of the Collection

Writings are arranged alphabetically by type and then title. Memorabilia is arranged alphabetically by type.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Peterdi, Gabor Archives.


Art, American -- 20th century.
Hungarian Americans.
Painters, United States.
Painting, American -- 20th century.
Printmakers, United States.
Prints, 20th century, United States.
Prints, Technique.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Exhibition catalogs.
Manuscripts for publication.
Reviews (documents)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Gabor Peterdi Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Table of Contents

Biographical material