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Peter Shoemaker

American, (1920–1998)
Born in 1920 in Newport, Rhode Island and raised in Paris, Peter Shoemaker grew up to become a noted painter and longtime educator in the arts. He attended U.C. Berkeley until he was drafted into the army at the onset of World War II. Post-war, Shoemaker continued his studies at the California School of Fine Arts with Clyfford Still, Elmer Bischoff and David Parks. He remained constantly inspired by the cultural vibrancy of the time and struck up friendships with many prominent writers and poets in the Bay Area.

Artist Objects

1945 1986.12.1

Antenna 1986.12.5

Atomics 1986.12.10

Enclave 1986.12.4

Far Away 1986.12.7

Opening 1986.12.2

Planets 1986.12.9

Sleeper 1986.12.6

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