Peter Baczek Biography

Peter Baczek




Peter Baczek, was born in Webster, Massachusetts in 1945. He moved to California and the Bay Area  in 1963.  He received his BA in Art with a concentration in Printmaking from San Jose State University in California in 1970.  He moved to San Francisco in 1975 and continued his studies, concentrating on etching, at Fort Mason Art Center in San Francisco. He bought a Sturges CP5 press in 1980 and has been an Independent Artist since then, and has a studio in Oakland, California. 

Over the years he has been included in national and international print competitions, receiving numerous awards. He has participated in many group shows in galleries and museums, including the Berkeley Art Center, Triton Museum, Tokyo Art Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Tucson Museum of Art and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. He is in several permanent collections, including the Brooklyn Museum, Tucson Museum, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, The Janet Turner Print Museum, and the Library of Congress.

He is a member of the Boston Printmakers, the California Society of Printmakers, and served on the Society’s Board of Directors as its President, 2014-2015.