In Memoriam: Kenneth Peters 1939-2007 

On Dec. 28, artist and teacher Ken Peters died in Montreal.

Born in Regina, he attended the University of Saskatchewan. From 1960 to 1969 he attended the Emma Lake workshops and studied with such artists as John Ferren, Clement Greenberg, Jules Olitski, Lawrence Alloway, John Cage, Frank Stella and Michael Steiner. He was in many group and solo exhibitions, and his paintings are in public and private collections.

He taught painting and drawing at Sir George Williams University from 1968 to 1970, and taught for 17 years at Heritage College, in Hull. He returned to teach at Concordia University in 1984, and was active until cancer overtook his health.

His widow, Brenda Fry, wrote, “For the past 40 years the development of his art was a continuation of his keen interest in the Color Field idea.

“His constant pursuit of testing and discovering possibilities within the color spectrum of high intensities to create paintings that could give off their own light was his quest. The paintings he left behind are still glowing.”


Concordia University