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Peter Keresztury

660 Sunset Pkwy,
Novato, CA 94947, U.S.A.
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Phone: 415-884-2579

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 I am a sculptor and photographer living in Marin County, California.

Growing up in New Jersey in an atmosphere of art and art appreciation, my parents taught me to see beauty, harmony, balance and proportions in all my endeavors.  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 in the ‘60s, got married, and lived in a loft where I designed and manufactured modern furniture, sculptures, and accessories.  One of my chairs and a sculpture were exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

After moving to California in 1972 I worked as a designer and production manager for a San Francisco modern furniture company.  I also became a licensed general contractor.  I was one of the founding members of The Art Deco Society of California and 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. In San Francisco I produced an antique show specializing in Art Deco and Modernism twice a year for 26 years. I also had 2 antique shops for many years and co-authored a book on Art Deco Bakelite jewelry.

My interest in art deco and mid-century design are reflected in my current sculptures.  And my many years as a building contractor has given me an appreciation for wood, metal, aluminum and other materials. My current work includes:

“I-beam Construct” series

“Metal Construct” series

“Wind Construct” series

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 an artist member of the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art.