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Peter Hiort Petersen

 

 

 


 (CV at bottom)                                                                                                  Click on the image to enlarge it.

 

chalk & oil pastel on paper

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'Thoughts of Florence' - oil pastel, chalk pastel and pencil on paper - 42x56cm

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'Cleopatra's Party' - oil pastel, chalk pastel and pencil on paper - 33x28cm

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'Memories of Canada' - oil pastel, chalk pastel and pencil on paper - 56x42cm

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'Feelings if Spring' - oil pastel, chalk pastel and pencil on paper - 51x32cm

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'Playing the Heavens' - oil pastel, chalk pastel and pencil on paper - 56x42cm

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'Gizmo'a World' - oil pastel, chalk pastel and pencil on paper - 56x42cm

 

oil paintings on canvas or masonite

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130x100cm

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140x95cm

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'Urtid' - 130x100cm

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'A Boy and His Monster Friend' - 140x95cm

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'Bornholmsk Landscape' - 40x25cm

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'Bornholmsk Landscape II' - 40x40cm

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'My Grandmother's Garden' - 60x80cm

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'Playful Figures' - 45x54cm

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'The Card Player' - 90x160cm

 

ceramics

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A Bit About Peter

Peter Hiort Petersen was born in the Copenhagen region in the early winter of 1938. Born an architects son, he was encouraged to draw from a young age. At barely 16, he studies and apprenticed as a machine operator in Elsinore for four years before turning to the seas. For years he sailed through out Asia all the way to the Southern Americas before coming home again and going to university to become a mechanical engineer. It wasn't until he was in his early thirties that he decided to take his artistic talents more seriously. He started by studying drawing for four years at the Glyptotek's Art Academy in Copenhagen and then entered the Kunsthåndværkerskole majoring in ceramics. It was here he met his soon to be wife, Grethe Lauesen and in 1975 they emigrated to Canada. They moved to Sault Ste Marie, a small city in the heart of the Great Lakes area.

Both Grethe and Peter taught at the Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology for 12 years. Peter was the was dean of the Ceramics Faculty at the College and exhibited his work through out these years. In 1989 they moved to Ottawa where he continued to teach ceramics along with painting, sculpture and drawing. It was in these years to come, that both Grethe and Peter's artistic careers really began to blossom, receiving numerous prizes and exhibitions through out the country. Yet, Peter had a constant need to keep learning and trying new things out. He had always been interested in computers even before they became a household norm and was a self-taught computer programmer, teaching classes in between the art classes. But it wasn't until 1994 his logical way of thinking and years of computer programing came in handy . He was hired as a forensic artist at the legendary Royal Canadian Mounted Police, where he worked for eight years. His work included creating wax models based on craniums and producing identi-kits, and ageing the faces of missing children in the hopes of finding them.

In 2003, they moved back home to Denmark, to the little island of Bornholm. Here in the middle of the Baltic Sea, Grethe and Peter bought a house in Svaneke, a town on the Eastern corner of the island. Bornholm is famous for it's special magical light which has been attracting artists to it for centuries. Grethe and Peter have always had a love for the artist's island from their youth and quickly felt at home.

Peter Hiort Petersen is a multi-talented artist with the kind of mind that is forever wondering and pondering the world around us. From mathematics, physics and history to mechanical engineering, philosophy and craftsmanship, it is no wonder that Peter's artwork is in a world all of it's own. Ceramics and sculptures, paintings and drawing, his artwork always tells stories, and the more you allow yourself to be drawn in, the more of the story you will be told.

 

Artist's CV (sorry, only available in Danish, the English version will be available soon.)

kunst og kunsthåndværk
-Studerede keramik, tegning og design på Kunshåndværkerskolen i København fire år.
-Studerede tegning og maleri på Glyptotekets Akademiske Forskole under Professor Erling
Fredriksen og Askov-Jensen.

Industriel arbejde
-Studerede til maskininginør med produktionsteknik som speciale på Københavns Produktions
Teknikum. Fik diplom som Teknikumingenør 22 marts, 1967.
 -Studerede til maskinmester på Helsingør maskinskole. Fik diplom som maskinmester fra
Københavns Maskinskole  15 januar, 1959.
 -Stod i lærer på Helsingør Skibsværft 4 år som maskinarbejder fik svendebrev den 12 April,
1959.

1975 – 2002
-Skabte malerier i olie, acryl, pastel, keramik og skulpturer i porcelain, stentøj og lertøj.  Er
repræsenteret af Gallerie Calligrammes, Ottawa, Canada.
-Underviste i skulptur og keramik på Ottawa School of Art (syv år) samtidig med
undervisning i eget værksted (tyve år).
-Fuldførte en kontrakt for The Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, hvor 8 manniquiner blev
skabt i fuld menneskelig størrelse i polyester resin.
-Underviste i skulptur, udsmykning, raku og bygning af en rakuovn på St. Lawrence
College, Brockville, Canada.
-Underviste i kreativ keramisk drejning for Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada.
-Underviste i ovnbygning og byggede samtidig en 12 kubik fod gas ovn for Lakehead
University, Thunderbay, Canada.                                  
-Underviste i keramiske skulptur teknikker for Nova Scotia Designer Craftsmen, Halifax,     
Nova Scotia, Canada.

1975 - 87
Studieleder for den keramiske afdeling. Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada. Underviste i skulptur, keramik, modelering, frihåndstegning, selvpotrætter, farve og design-teori i 12 år.  
1987 - 94
Underviste i keramik og skulptur på Ottawa School of Art Ottawa, Canada 7 år.

Udstillinger
2011    
Duo Udstilling af malerier og tegninger i Galleri Kayas, Svaneke, Bornholm.
2010     
”Fra Klipper til Sand” - Inviteret til at udstille malerier sammen med 4 andre kunstnere fra Svaneke i Manøvregangen i 'Hvide Sande Slusen', Jylland.
Fællesudstilling i Galleri Kayas sommer udstilling, Svaneke, Bornholm.
2009    
-Fællesudstilling i Galleri Kayas sommer udstilling, Svaneke, Bornholm.
2008    
”Echoes of the Mind” - Fællesudstilling i Gallérie Calligrammes, Ottawa, Ontario Canada.
2007    
Group exhibition of paintings at "Galleri Kaya", Svaneke, Bornholm, Dk.
Keramikudstilling ”Bornholms værkstedskeramik gennem 100 år”,  Kunstforeningen Det Ny Kastet, Thisted.
2006
udstilling af maleri og keramik sammen med Grethe Lauesen,  Udenrigsministeriets Kunstforening, København.
2005
Kunstudstilling ”Bornholms kunstnere”, Galeri Svenshøg, Lund,  Sverige.
”Påskeudstilling”, Gallerie Kaffeslottet, Gudhjem.
2003
Udstilling af skulptur, maleri og keramik, Gallery Calligrammes, Ottawa, Canada.
2002
Udstilling af skulptur, maleri og keramik, sammen med Grethe Lauesen,  The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Canada.
2001
Udstilling af skulptur, maleri og keramik sammen med Grethe Lauesen, Alliance France, Ottawa, Canada.  Sponsoreret af den Franske og den Danske ambasade Canada.
2000
Udstilling af malerier, Gallery Calligrammes, Ottawa, Canada.
Solgte arbejde i keramik til den Danske Ambasade i Ottawa, Canada.
1999
Udstillede skulpturelle arbejder, The Confederation Square Ottawa, Canada.
1994
Udstilling af skulptur, maleri og keramik, i udstillingen "Art and Heritage"  World Exchange Plaza, Ottawa, Canada.
1993
Sogte en skulptur til The City of Ottawa til deres kunst samling.
Udstilling af skulptur, maleri og keramik i Ottawa City Hall, Canada.
1992
Udstillede et stort skulpturelt relief på The Annual EverGreeen National Art Exhibition, The Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada.
1990
Udstillede keramik på The Faculty Art Show at St. Lawrence College Brockville, Canada.
1979, 80, 81, 82, 84 and 1986
Udstilling af skulptur, maleri og keramik, Sault College of Applied Arts faculty show, The Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste Marie, Canada.
1986
udførte et skulpurelt arbejde til den nye lægebygning i Sault Ste Marie, Canada
1985
Udstilling af skulptur, maleri og keramik, The Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste Marie, Canada.
1983
Udstillede malerier på udstillingen "Artist from the North" in The Mac Donald Gallery, Toronto og The Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada.
1982
Modtog en pris for "The most successful composition in oil/acrylic paintings" på The Festival Art and Craft Exhibition, Algoma Arts Festival Association, Sault Ste Marie, Canada.
Udstillede keramik på The Ontario Craft Council's gallery exhibition, "Production Show" Toronto, Canada.
1976, 77 and 79
Udstilling af skulptur, maleri og keramik "The Public Library" Sault Ste Marie, Canada.
1979
Modtog "The Jurors' Choice Award" på The Festival Art and Craft Exhibition, Algoma Arts Festival Association, Sault Ste Marie, Canada.  

 

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