"Peter Grippe: A Personal Vocabulary" Now on View at the Allentown Art Museum

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ALLENTOWN, PA.- The Allentown Art Museum presents “Peter Grippe: A Personal Vocabulary” – on view now until November 14, 2010. “Peter Grippe” highlights the work of New York artist Peter Grippe (1912–2002), a talented and inventive sculptor and printmaker, who worked and exhibited with many of the major artists of the mid-20th century. This will be the museum’s first exhibition of work by this American mid-century modernist and represents part of a substantial gift of Grippe’s art from Florence Grippe, the artist’s widow. The exhibition includes a special selection of Grippe’s powerful and dramatic sculpture and some of his iconic works on paper. A special highlight is a presentation of the rare portfolio “21 Etchings and Poems,” a project initiated by Peter Grippe when he was director of the renowned Atelier 17 print workshop and is a result of nearly 10 ye