Peter (Laszlo) Peri Sr
(1899 - 1967)
Peter (Laszlo) Peri, Sr. was active/lived in England, Hungary. Peter Peri Sr is known for constructivism, relief sculpture, social realist themes, lithographs, drypoint.
Biography Peter (Laszlo) Peri, Sr.
Peter Laszlo Peri was an artist and sculptor.
Ladislas Weisz was born June 13, 1899 in Budapest, Hungary. Antisemitism caused his family to change their name to the more Hungarian "Péri". When he moved to Germany, he was known as Laszlo Péri. After he moved to England, he adopted the name "Peter Peri". His grandson, an artist born in 1971, also has the name Peter Peri.
Born 1899 in Budapest into a large proletarian Jewish family, he became politicized at an early age.
In 1917 he began his career as an actor at the MA theater school, studying with János Mácsza. As part of a theatre company he went to Prague which is where he heard about the fall of the Republic of Councils.
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