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Peter G. Pereira – RIP

Artist/cartoonist Peter Pereira has passed away.

Peter (né Pierre) Gerard Pereira
May 15, 1962 – November 10, 2021

“He will be cartooning in heaven”

From The Spirit obituary:

Peter Pereira, an artist, illustrator, photographer and cartoonist whose work brought wit and whimsy to Straus News Manhattan’s newspapers for the past eight years, died on Nov. 10, 2021 at his home in Delray Beach, Florida, after a long illness.

In time, the couple settled on the Upper East Side, which became their home – and the subject of many of Pereira’s wryly-observed Toons, capturing people on the street, shop owners, dog-walkers and other neighborhood regulars, with snippets of their conversations. “Peter put the flavor back in the neighborhood,” said Holosko.



“Peter’s art was special because he was special,” said David Noonan, former deputy editor of Straus News Manhattan. “He saw the world, and New York City, with a magic eye. His generous spirit was present in every human moment he captured in his drawings for Our Town.”


More cartoons and art at Peter’s website and at his Facebook page.

An autobiographical profile from Peter’s art appreciations blog:

Briefly: I was born in NYC – Contemporary Installation Artist Painter /Writer /Sculptor and Multimedia Composer. Of Late: – Creator/Director of Pereira’s Trees of Life Sculpture/Painting/Multimedia Installations Series (2007-2014 present) born in Governor’s Island and curated with Figment Arts in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Australia now touring 2014/15 Also: Illustrator/Digital Artist Photographer (2008-Present) -Blog Writer and Multimedia Artist (2008-Present) -Artistic Director ERA of NYC -Member ASCA Some Past -Director/Creator of The Paradox Box Troupe(1991-present) Performance/Multimedia Art and Theater Performances – Composer of the Musical Opera Album Peter’s Paradox Box 1991- Present Co-Writer, Director of Off Broadway Musical Evolution F (Performed at Hammerstein Ballroom). Various Gallery Shows 1986-Present. Gallery D’art Contemporain. Timothy Roberts Gallery, POD NYC, PGP Soho NY, Pear Tree Studios, SURTEX INTL. Publications (Print and Online): New York Times, Gallery and Studio,The Village Voice, New York Observer, Maxim, Art Buyer, Deskarati, Montreal Gazette, Montreal Mirror, Gallery and Studio, Art Preview, America Magazine, among others.



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