Carl William Peters, American (1897-1980).
Carl Peters was one of America's successful and intriguing artists, a master landscapist and genre painter within the realist
tradition, represented in his time by the American Scene and regionalist movements. Carl Peters was born in upper New York State
in 1897. At the age of sixteen, he declared himself an artist and reportedly painted every day for the rest of his life. After
attending art school in Rochester, he enrolled in the Art Students League in New York City and spent several summers in
Woodstock, New York, studying with Charles Rosen and John F. Carlson.
Peters was also member of the Rockport Art Association in Cape Ann, Massachusetts. There, he spent many summers capturing the
idyllic beauty of the New England summers, frequently painting alongside Cape Ann luminaries such as Aldro Hibbard.
Peters' forte was snow scenes, for which he was the winner of three Hallgarten Prizes at the National Academy of Design, NYC.
He also won numerous other prizes throughout his career, including the first ever Fairchild Award in Rochester (1924). He
exhibited his works regularly at the National Academy, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery, the
Art Institute of Chicago, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, the Fort Worth Museum, the Rockport Art Association and
the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester.
Works by Peters may be found at the National Museum of American Art, part of the Smithsonian Institution, in the Memorial Art
Gallery of the University of Rochester, and in various private collections.
An addtional painting by Carl Peters is currently also available.
Please click on The Farm Lane in Winter to view.
Signed, lower left.
Oil on canvas. 30" x 36"