In 2012, Silvermine Galleries officially named its print collection The Gabor Peterdi International Print Collection, in honor of Silvermine’s print collection founder, Gabor Peterdi. Peterdi started the printmaking department at Yale University and, in 1956, established the National Print Biennial competition at Silvermine. For many years, from the beginning of the competition, the award winning print was purchased forming a permanent print collection. In subsequent years, additional prints were added to the collection via donations and bequests. Recent efforts have enabled the Galleries to conserve the collection, while actively growing its holdings.
Last year, The Gabor Peterdi International Print Collection received several significant works by renowned artists. A Josef Albers piece was purchased with funds honoring the late Guild Member, Tina Rohrer. In addition, we received a Robert Cottingham screened print, and a Gabor Peterdi Print donated by the Gabor Peterdi Estate. This year Silvermine has seen continued growth in the print collection donations and this February’s exhibition will be the second show this year highlighting selections from the print collection with recent acquisitions by James Flora, Charles Hinman, and Liliana Porter.