This is a fitting introduction for our founder and director. "Pete" has taught Utah artists for over fifty years seeing many students go on to receive college scholarships, followed by brilliant careers in the arts. Today his dedication is extended to students of all ages at the Petersen Art Center. His contribution to art in Utah was recognized in 2002 by the Springville Art Center which recognized him as one of Utah's 100 most influential artists over the prior century.
When asked to comment on his career, Pete responded "I love my students and associates here at the Petersen Art Center. The making of art is a very personal endeavor and so I am always pleased to see the great variety of styles and media represented here. It also pleases me immensely to know that our classes have enriched the lives of thousands of students, not just as artists, but as individuals of great value and strength."
Find out more about Pete and his work by selecting this link to the University of Utah's Marriot Library.