‘It’s the people who matter’: The Post-War Public Art of Peter Laszlo PeriPosted: April 28, 2017
An artist who showed at Pictures for Schools.
Peter Laszlo Peri, the émigré artist, lived a most extraordinary life. By his death in 1967, he had left an innovative body of work that was characterised by the social awareness of his life and the spirit of the post-war years.
Peri’s most famous work, The Sunbathers, created for the Festival of Britain in 1951 was thought to be lost, but last year it was miraculously discovered in a hotel garden in London. We’re crowdfunding to secure its restoration and return to public display – find out more here.
Peter Laszlo Peri’s sculpture The Sunbathers on the north wall of Station Gate at the Festival of Britain, 17 May 1951. Image credit PA Images
Lead image: Peter Peri working outdoors with some of his sculptures around him
watched by onlookers over the garden gate, Tate Archive ©Tate, London 2017.
Peri was born in Budapest, Hungary in…
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