- Also known as
primary name: Peri, Peter L
- individual; sculptor/medallist; British; Hungarian; Male
- Life dates
- Hungarian sculptor, architect and printmaker.
Born in Budapest, Hungary where he worked as a stonemason and studied art there and then, as Laszlo Peri, studied architecture in Berlin. Joined the group of Expressionist artists, which included Moholy-Nagy. In the 1920s exhibited lino-cuts at Sturm Gallery and worked for the Berlin City Architects' Department 1924-7. Moved to London in 1933 and naturalised British in 1939; changing his name to Peter Peri, and joined the British Communist Party. Exhibited at Foyles Art Gallery in the 'From Constructivism to Realism' show, 1936. During the late 1930's was active as an etcher but from 1948 worked in polyester resin and carried out many scultural commissions for churches, colleges and schiools. He was a member of the Artists International Assiociation. His exhibitions included: St Georges's Gallery, 1958; Herbert Art Gallery, Coventrty, 1960; The Minories, Colchester, 1970; and Gill Drey Gallery, 1991. His work was included in the Leeds Museum and Art Gallery exhibition, Sculpture in the 20th century Britain, 2003. A posthumous exhibition was held at Counter gallery, 2005. The Tate Gallery holds his work and the British Museum holds 34 prints.
- Michael Berger, 'Peter Peri, 1899-1967 - Memorial Exhibition: Sculptures and Graphic Work', Central Library, Swiss Cottage, 8-21 May 1968.