"Landscape and the image of man are the two great themes that occupy the creative thought and energies of Gabor Peterdi. They are woven into his distinguished graphic oeuvre reflecting joyousness or introspection, exaltation or tragedy. Always they reveal an affirmation of life.
During 35 years of sustained creative work Peterdi has issued more than two hundred sixty intaglio print, which are rivaled only by his own paintings. Included in this impressive achievement are a half dozen special portfolios in color and in black and white. With the exception of his two most recent portfolios and a few earlier individual works, issue in larger editions, Peterdi is both artist and painter. He controls his specially designed etching process with the same assured ease with which he employs a pen, a burin or a brush. His well-equipped studio is a quiet workshop where ideas and images are deftly served by a creative intelligence and impeccable craftsmanship." -- from introduction written by Una E. Johnson
Signed print by Peterdi is included with book.