Burlington City Arts

Peter Heller

November 21, 2014 - January 24, 2015

This exhibition featured work of the late Peter Heller. A WW II German Jewish refugee, Peter studied art at Columbia University and made a life in Vermont as a professor at the University of Vermont and Johnson State College. His largely unseen abstract paintings span a 50 year career and reflect an inner quest to capture the essence and meaning of life. A product of post-war neo-romanticism, Peter’s uniquely recognizable style was deeply fantastical and reveals a richness of internal feeling and observation. Peter’s stunning surreal forms and color convey unsettling transitions from order to chaos that leaves the viewer teetering between exhilaration and fear. Peter is survived by his wife and sculptor Alexandra and their two children. BCA was honored to make this rare collection of work available to the Burlington audience and collectors.


Funded in part by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment For The Arts


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