Carl W. Peters

Name
Carl W. Peters
Also Known as
Carl William Peters
Born
Rochester, New York 1897
Died
Fairport, New York 1980
Active in
  • Rockport, Massachusetts
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

Carl William Peters began sketching when he was in elementary school, and often drew pictures on the blackboard to amuse his friends. His family moved from Rochester, New York, to a farm in nearby Fairport and soon after, he quit high school to attend drawing classes. He spent several months at the Art Students League Summer School in Woodstock, then built himself a studio over the apple cellar on his parents’ farm, where he worked for the rest of his life. Peters painted images based on the landscapes of Fairport and Rochester and insisted on sketching on the spot, even in severe weather. (The Art of Carl William Peters, Exhibition Catalogue, R. H. Love Galleries, 1994)