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PETER  GARBERA (Paintings I)

Peter Garbera was born in Hungary in 1946. Fascinated from childhood by the mysterious landscapes of Hungary and Transylvania, their magical forests, secret ravines, and endless meadows and creeks have become inexhaustible sources for Peter's drawings and paintings.

Garbera began as a child with countless sketches of medieval cathedrals and ancient castles, and decided then to become an artist. Parental influence, however, pushed him toward a career as a lawyer, and after two long years in law school, Peter fled from behind the Iron Curtain so he could pursue his dreams. During the next two years in Trieste and Rome, he advanced his skills in drawing and painting. In 1968 he emigrated to the United States and was awarded a scholarship from Virginia Tech's Department of Fine Arts. There he studied under Dean Carter, Marianne Harman, Al Sarvis and Derek Myers until he received his B.F.A. in 1976. The following year he moved to California where he continued to develop and perfect his distinctive style.

 

The Apprentice

   

Angel of Mercy

 

   

Innocence

 
   
 

Madonna

 

Bird of Paradise