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Peter Leventhal - The Last of the Collection
Opening - Friday, Nov. 25

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Many remember Peter's paintings from their being displayed at Berlin Bar for many years. His devotion to studying the styles of the Old Masters, as well, his passion for literature and history show through his work. Bright colors, amazing brush strokes and beautiful draftsmanship depict mythological stories, portraits and scenes from urban life.



Born in New York City, where he lived for 63 years, Peter was known as a "true artist". As a young man, he made his way to Paris, where he lived for two years. Learning, absorbing all he could in the art world there, he endured, nearly starving while doing so.


Serenata en Puerta Vallarta

Upon returning the Manhattan, Peter began his career teaching art to gifted students, spending summers on a fishing boat around Long Island and wintering in Mexico, first in Puerto Vallarta, and then, in 1990, San Miguel. All the while, he was drawing, painting, sculpting in wood, and painting some more.


The Mexican Suitcase

After moving to St. Augustine, FL, for four years, in 2002, he finally moved his life to San Miguel, this city he loved. Soon, he was invited to the Fabrica la Aurora, choosing the space previously used for its dining room to be his working studio. Here he painted and sculpted every day.



In addition to the Berlin Bar, Peter also exhibited in Mexico City and in Lenoir's well-known gallery here in town.


The Piper, The Orator and The Poet

In 2005, he met his wife, Terra Mizwa. together they enjoyed years of sharing the studio space together, creating works of art, and hosting shows and Aurora art walks.


The Printer at 4am (Peter's favorite woodcut)

After nearly 20 years of living with Parkinson's disease, Peter passed away peacefully in his home in May 2019. As the recent Day of the Dead instructs us, death in its completeness does not happen until we are forgotten. Many of us cherish fond memories of the wonder that Peter was as a person, and his amazing art will always be here.

The last of the collection of his paintings, wood sculptures and prints are now being exhibited, and are for sale, at the Sargeant Gallery (La Conexion), Aldama 3.


Friday, November 25, 6-9pm
Sargeant Gallery, Aldama 3


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