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The Dreamy Lobster

Gabor F. Peterdi (American, 1915-2001)

In 1940, Stanley William Hayter and many other artists of Atelier 17 fled the Nazi occupation of Paris and reestablished their studio in New York. Peterdi, having served in the US Army during the war, reconnected with Atelier 17 in 1947.

Peterdi’s first color prints were made in 1947 with the simple application of watercolor brushed onto the engravings through stencils. The Dreamy Lobster was published in a portfolio of prints issued by a new New York gallery, Laurels, which became a prime outlet for the artists of Atelier 17.

Dr. Steven Conant, Indianapolis, Indiana; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1999.

Object Information

Gabor F. Peterdi (American, 1915-2001)
creation date
color relief etching and engraving with stenciled color
6 x 9 in. (image)
10 x 13 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
inscribed in pencil, below image, L.L.: 2-60
signed in pencil, below image, L.R.: G. Peterdi
accession number
credit line
Gift of Dr. Steven Conant in honor of Mrs. H.L. Conant and Miss Joan D. Weisenberger
© The Estate of Gabor F. Peterdi
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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