University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


  • Curriculum Vitae

    Curriculum Vitae

    Peter Boiger
    Studio and Home
    P.O. Box 1273
    Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
    Tel:415 663-8857


    1941 Born in Altötting, Germany
    1959 Apprenticeship with Hans Frank, Burghausen, Germany,
    1960-63 Further studies with August Buttler, Munich, Germany
    1962-64 Editor with literary magazine, "Nesyo", Munich, Germany
    1964 Immigration to Berkeley, California, USA
    1965 Studies at Mills College, and at University of California, Berkeley
    1967-69 US Army service as consciencious objector, instructor of arts and crafts at Fort Belvoir, Virginia
    1969 US citizenship, teacher of adult education in Oxen Hill, Maryland. Return to Oakland, CA.
    1974 Teacher for sculpture at the Renaissance-School, Oakland, CA
    Move to Israel
    1979 Move to Israel
    1980-81 Teacher of sculpture at Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem
    1986 Move to California

    One-Man Exhibits

    1965 University of California, Berkeley
    1965 University of Nevada, Reno
    1965 Nicole Gallery, Berkeley
    1966 Arleigh Gallery, San Francisco
    1968 American Institute of Architects, Oakland
    Gallery House Sol, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
    1969 Nicole Gallery, Berkeley
    1971 William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco
    1972 St. Mary's College Art Gallery, Moraga, California
    1974 E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, California
    1981 Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel
    1982 Debel Gallery, Ein Karem, Israel
    1983 Horace Richter Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
    1984 Debel Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
    1985 American Cultural Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    1986 America House, Munich, Germany
    1987 Victor Fischer Gallery, Oakland, California
    1989 Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, California
    1991 Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California
    1993 Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts
    1997 Gallery 0n the Rim, San Francisco California
    2001 Robert Greeen Fine Arts, Mill Valley, California

    Group Exhibits

    1962 City Hall, Burghausen, Germany
    1963 Grafik Boerse, Munich, Germany
    1965 Arleigh Gallery, San Francisco, California
    1967 Nicole Gallery, Berkeley, California
    1968 Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.
    1969 Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley
    William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, California
    1970 Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
    1970-72 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
    1973 Galerie Gunther Franke, Munich, Germany
    1975 Humboldt Gallery, New York
    1976 Syntex Gallery, Palo Alto, California
    1977 Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
    Smith-Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, California
    1978 Art in Public Buildings, Community Arts Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    1979 Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona
    1979-80 Travelling Exhibit, Colleges in New Jersey
    1980 Beit Yad Lebanim, Tel Aviv, Israel
    1981 Faculty Exhibit, Bezalel Academy, Jersusalem
    1983 Israel Festival, Jerusalem
    Jewish Museum, New York
    1988 Bay Area Bronze, Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, California
    1991 Sculpture at City Square, Oakland, California
    1996 Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachussetts
    1999-2000 The Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel


    "Open Caves and Floating Forms" - Joan Palm, Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California, August 8, 1971.

    "Peter Boiger" - Alfred Neumeyer. Catalogue for Exhibit, Saint Mary's College, Moraga, California, 1972.

    "National Community Art Competition" - Catalogue. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C., 1974.

    "How To Create Your Own Design" - Dona Meilach, Jay and Bill Hinz. Doubleday and Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1975.

    "Creating Small Wood Objects as Functional Sculpture" - Dona Meilach. Crown Publishers, 1 Park Avenue, New York, N. Y., 1976.

    "Masters of Wood Sculpture" - Nicholas Roukes. Watson-Guptil, Publishers, New York and London, 1980

    Catalogue for Exhibit. American Cultural Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1985.


    "Cosmic Fugue" - Relief in granite, 85 x 9 feet (28 x 3 meters). AT & T, Santa Rosa, California, 1974.

    "Space Fugue" - Sculpture in aluminium and plexiglass, 6 feet (1,80m) tall, ALUMAX Inc., San Mateo, California, 1974.

    "Great Eye" - Sculpture in granite, 4 feet (1,20 m) high. City of Napa, California, 1976.

    "Moon Sentry" - Sculpture of California redwood, 1,20m high. Maiersdorf Building, Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, 1982.

    "Valley of the Destroyed Communities" - Yad Vashem, Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem, Israel. Maze Environment of Stone, commemorating the Jewish communities of Europe destroyed by the Nazis. 360 x 300 x 27 feet; 120 x 100 x 9 meters. Work on Model 1983-85, Inaugurated 1992. In cooperation with Dan Zur, landscape architect, Tel Aviv, Israel.

    "La Madre de la Tierra" - Reclining figure in Cantera stone, 5 x 3 x 2.5 feet. (153 x 90 x 76 cm). Thomas Bros. Map Company, Irvine, California. 1989-90.

    "Wind Plow III" - Sculpture in bronze, 42 x 26 x 14 inches, (107 x 66 x 35cm). Andlinger collection, Vero Beach, Florida. 1989.

    "Holocaust Memorial" - relief in cast bronze, 60 x 48 x 8 inches (1,53 x 1,22 x 0,20 m). Temple Sinai, Oakland, California, 1991

    "Invocation" - sculpture in cast bronze, 48 x 36 x 5 inches (1.22 x0.92x.12cm)

    "Wind Plow III" sculpture in cast bronze, 42 x 26 x 14 inches (107 x66 x35 cm)

    Thomas Bros. Map Company, Irvine, California, 1991

    "Invocation" - sculpture in cast bronze, 96 x 72 x 8 inches (240 x 183 x 20 cm), Seven Bridges Sculpture Park, Connecticut, 1995-96.

    "Fugue for Machu Picchu" - sculpture in cast bronze; 29 x 18 x 6 inches (74 x 46 x 15 cm); Thomas Bros. Map Company, Los Angeles, CA, 1995.