Peter Dickison is active/lives in New York, Rhode Island. Peter Dickison is known for figure and landscape painting.
Biography Peter Dickison
Peter Dickison , a native of Rhode Island, first began to paint
pictures of Newport in his teens. His artistic training with his
study of painting at the Swain School of Design in New Bedford,
Massachusetts, where he earned a BFA degree in 1982. There, David L.
Smith, a former student of the German abstract artist and teacher Hans
Hoffman in the 1950's, and Severin Haines, himself a Swain graduate,
were both strong influences in Peter's early artistic development.
The teaching at Swain focused on drawing and painting the figure in the
life studio and studying the great works of art history. Of his
study at Swain, Dickison explains, "I wasn't taught so much how to
render an object in paint, but rather to reco
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