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Peter Peri

Full name: Peter Laszlo Peri
Other name(s): Ladislas Weisz
Gender: Male
Born: June 13, 1899 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: January 19, 1967 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

British sculptor and copperplate engraver Peter Peri was born in Budapest, Hungary, into a large proletarian Jewish family under the Hungarian name Ladislas Weisz, and he became politicized at an early age, when he had to Magyarize his name to László Péri due to political pressure. He decided to stay in England, having fled the Nazis during the 1930s, after having lived and worked in Berlin from 1920-33. Peri studied sculpture in Budapest from 1918 and immigrated to Paris in 1920 and then moved to Berlin. He produced concrete sculptures, wooden sculptures and room constructions being discussed in the periodical der Sturm between 1921 and 1927. He also became a member of the Communist Party KPD and worked as an architect with Berlin authorities from 1924-28.

In Britain Peri continued to work on concrete sculptures. He executed a number of other related colored concrete and cement reliefs of laboring men. He also modelled figures and wall reliefs, including distinctive horizontal reliefs, characteristically in colored concrete. In 1939 Peri became a naturalized British citizen and changed his name to Peter.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 49 London Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 49 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC The Discobolus (Concrete)
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