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The following information was submitted by Tom Grill of Australia:
Peter Panow was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on March 15th, 1902. Educated at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, his art teacher was a Professor Riloff. Panow's family was wealthy and under the watchful eyes of the Russian Revolution in 1917. With the help of well placed friends, he was able to escape to Paris. In Paris he met with a Lady Egerton--she changed her name, as she was a member of the Russian Court--she was Princess Lobanoff-Rostovsky-and she sponsored Peter, e.g.: his art lessons.
Peter's family escaped to Estonia, and when he went to Estonia to visit his parents, he met and married a portrait artist from Sweden. They went back to Paris and their only child, a daughter was born. They moved back to Estonia, but at the start of WW II, Estonia was occupied by the Russians, and all his property was confiscated and he then escaped to West Germany.
Panow was accepted as a member of the Munich Art Society, and through that connection he exhibited in Belgium, Switzerland and throughout West Germany. Inflation and post war problems in West Germany, forced the Panows to move once again and in 1948 they moved to Australia. In Australia he started giving art lessons, day and evenings to earn money.
He did a group of painting he called 'Orbital---mainly was what he imagined far out space, galaxies were like. Then he did a group he called his 'Sixth Sence' subjects vary e.g.:groups of people, animals, a face, plus a lot of standard subjects, flowers, sea, forests etc.
Peter Panow died in Australia on March 23, 1975