Professor Emeritus, Montana State University School of Architecture, Bozeman, Montana 

Montana State University B Arch – 1st Professional Degree 

University of Oregon M Arch – 2nd Professional Degree 

Rome Prize in Architecture, 1976, American Academy in Rome, FAAR 

Founder, professor – MSU SoA Rome Studio Program, hosted by the Univ. of Washington, Palazzo Pio Rome Italy 

Winner of numerous awards and invited exhibitions in architectural design, printmaking, and painting with works in several private collections, painting has been a primary activity in the Bozeman studio. Noteworthy awards are the Rome Prize in Architecture where Peter began his interest in painting; a Graham Foundation Award for Advanced Study in the Fine Arts, and a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Design Grant. Recently he was honored with a solo show of his paintings in the Cheever Hall Gallery at MSU’s School of Architecture.
Peter’s paintings and prints are held in many private collections including those among his new works following retirement from MSU.

My work is often sparked by an impression derived from a memory of place, much of it coming through travel. Though these recollections ignite  a direction, the painting quickly expresses an abstract language of its own, bound to the relative, unnamed , and emerging sensations of a landscape /cityscape. I often think this is like poet Richard Hugo’s dictum of the ‘subject following the word', or gesture, in this case.


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