Artist Profile

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Peter Keresztury

Novato, CA

I am a sculptor, photographer, producer and curator who seeks beauty, harmony, balance and proportions in all my endeavors.

I grew up in New Jersey in an atmosphere of art and art appreciation. In college I majored in Industrial Arts with a Fine Arts minor. After college I moved to New Hope, PA and began designing modern furniture, which was influenced by the great mid-century designers, George Nakashima, Paul Evans, and Phillip Lloyd Powell, who resided there. Art Deco designs also played an important role in my 2 and 3 dimensional projects and continued to be an important feature in all my designs.

I moved to New York City, married my college sweetheart, Deborah, lived in a loft and began creating and manufacturing modern furniture, sculptures, and accessories. A chair and sculpture were exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the museum director bought the chair and an art critic purchased the sculpture.

I also worked at The Village Voice as associate automobile editor and with my partner had a fleet of antique cars that were rented for movies, commercials, advertisements and promotions.

We moved to Marin County in 1972 and I worked as a designer and production manager for a San Francisco modern furniture company. I also became a licensed general contractor.

I built my Art Deco inspired house in 1984 and furnished it with authentic Art Deco furniture and accessories. The house sat on a hilltop outside Mill Valley overlooking the Bay. The house was featured in newspapers and magazines.

We were one of the founding members of The Art Deco Society of California formed in l982. In San Francisco we produced an antique show specializing in Art Deco and Modernism twice a year for 26 years. We also had 2 antique shops for many years and co-authored a book on Art Deco Bakelite jewelry.

I have been interested in photography since college and have photographed Mayan and Aztec ruins in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

My other interests include erotic photography and sculpture and I have produced and curated 7 erotic art exhibitions in San Francisco. I have been an exhibitor at my shows in addition to participating in numerous erotic art shows across the country. Eight of my female sculptures are on permanent display in a museum in Miami Beach, FL.

I moved to Novato in 2007 and my projects currently include designing and creating kinetic sculptures and outdoor photography. I am also a member of Marin Society of Artists, Marin Open Studios, the International Sculpture Center and Pacific Rim Sculptors.






My Artwork

I-beam Construct #3

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Double Helix

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I-Beam Construct #1

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Wind Construct #6

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Counter Revolution

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Six Plus One

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Sunset From Marin Headlands

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Looming Clouds Over San Francisco

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S,F, Cable Car Power House

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Bixby Creek Bridge

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Like What You See?

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Positive Negative

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Precision Chaos

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Wind Construct #2

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Wind Construct #7

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Chrome and Red

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Fan Dancer

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Nude on Rocks

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Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco

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Anasazi Ruins

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Graceful Arches Massive Towers

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I'm So Beautiful

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Golden Gate Bridge

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Saguaro Cactus

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Triple Red

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Double Red

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Slim Jim

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Golden Gate Bridge at Sunset

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Rocky Creek Bridge

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The Loner

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Mist Over Yellowstone Falls

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Can't You See I'm Ironing

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