BiographyPeter John Lupori was born on December 12, 1918, in Pittsburgh, PA. During the years 1926-27, he attended school in Florence, Italy. He graduated from High School in Pittsburgh, then studied art with John Donald and William Reed. He received his BFA degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1942 with a major in sculpture.
During World War II, Lupori was a lieutenant in the 605th Engineer Camouflage and Engineer Combat Battalions, discharged as a Captain. After the army, he earned an M.Ed. in art education and became an Instructor in Art at the University of Minnesota, Extension Division, and the Colleges of St. Catherine and St. Thomas in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. He began to exhibit his works in various competitions winning awards and receiving commissions. In 1961, he was named a professor of art and artist-in-residence at the College of St. Catherine. He also was a visiting sculptor at various institutions such as Clemson University and several elementary schools. Lupori retired from teaching at the end of the 1991-92 school year.
Lupori’s art works have been purchased by various museums, churches and hospitals including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. A retrospective exhibit of his works was held at the College of St. Catherine in 1993 after his retirement.
There are seven works by Peter Lupori in the Fine Arts Collection. These three sculptures, two ink drawings, and two scratchboard drawings were donated by William Heintz in 1997 and are part of the Heintz Collection.
Source of Biographylibrary.stkate.edu/chronology.pdf; Peter Lupori Retrospective. College of St. Catherine: St. Paul, MN, 1993; Who Was Who in American Art. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who’s Who, 1997-98