Walter Peregoy: Architectural Fantasy inspired by the TWA Terminal at JFK
Walter Peregoy, like so many at the time, was fascinated by the new trends in modern architecture, and was quick to incorporate it in his work. Perhaps no other structure of the mid-century seemed to symbolize the new age so much as Saarinen's TWA terminal at what was then called Idyllwild Airport.
Oil on board, art 30 x 36, framed 32 x 39.
Walter (Alwyn Walter) Peregoy was active/lived in California / France. Walter Peregoy is known for animated cartoons, oil and pastel painting.
Walter Peregoy was born in Los Angeles in 1925. At age nine he began his formal art training at the California College of Arts and Crafts; at age 12 he moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in Chouinard Art Institute; at 17 he dropped out of high school and went to work for Disney Studios as an in-betweener.
After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, he further studied in Mexico at University de Belles Artes and in Paris with Fernand Leger. In 1951 he returned to the U.S. and continued working for Disney.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"