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Sidney Peterson

Sidney Peterson (November 15, 1905, Oakland, California - April 24, 2000, New York City) was an American author, artist, and noted avant-garde filmmaker. He attended UC Berkeley, worked as a newspaper reporter in Monterey, and spent time as a practicing painter and sculptor in France in the 1920s and 1930s. After World War II, Peterson founded Workshop 20 at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute), thus initiating the first filmmaking courses in the history of the school.


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