Peter Fink

Life Dates
1907 – 1984
Artist Biography
Peter Fink was born in 1907 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He traveled all over the world, photographing in both black and white and color. He was well known for capturing personalities and unknown children, street scenes and rural life, cities and deserts, nature and architecture. His work can be found in collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as internationally. "As a small child I had an innate feeling for beauty. Through study and hard work and perseverance, it continued and developed. I am lucky enough to have lived among beautiful things, people and places all my life. I never needed to possess them, nor could I afford to. But I wanted to translate what I beheld. Thus the camera became my viewer, my mind's eye." - Peter Fink