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John Henry Peters, American artist. Recipient honorable mention for sculpture, 16th Joslyn Biennial/Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, 1980, 1st place sculpture award Dahl Fine Arts, Rapid City, South Dakota, 1980, individual artist fellowship South Dakota Fine Arts, National Education Association, Sioux Falls, 1980, Lutheran Brotherhood National Student Art Competition, Minneapolis, 1975, Mayors' award for excellence in visual arts, Sioux Falls, 2005.


Peters, John Henry was born on March 9, 1953 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States. Son of Arnold John and Lorraine Ellen (Oaks) Peters.


Bachelor in Art, Augustana College, 1976;Master of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, Champaign, 1990.


Assistant sculptor, Christiane T. Martens, Sioux Falls, Gregory, Indiana, 1976-1979;artist, South Dakot Artists-in-Schools, Madison, Sioux Falls, South Dakot, 1979-1980;teacher, Sioux Falls College and Augustana College, 1986-1987;director of exhibits, Augustana College/Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, Sioux Falls, 1984-1988;teacher, University of Illinois School of Art and Design, Champaign, 1988-1990;residential trainer, Sioux Vocational Superior vena cava syndrome, 1990-1995;teacher, Augustana College Art Department, Sioux Falls, 1995-1997;self-employed artist, Architectural models, Sioux Falls, since 1997. Lecturer, presenter slide presentations regional colleges, South Dakot and Illinois,1990-1995. Juror of art competitions, Sioux Falls regional art competitions, 1986-1987.

Chairman, display art work seminar Association of South Dakot Museum, 1985. Exhibitor various schools, 1975-1998.


  • Other Work

    • Artist: (steel sculpture) Augustana College, 1975, (wood carving) Commission for St. Michael's Church, Sioux Falls, 1986, Commission for Holy Spirit Church, 1991-2002. Cold-cast bronze, Holy Spirit Church, (mixed-media sculpture) South Dakota Elements Minnehaha County Courthouse, Sioux Falls, 1996, Commission for St. John American Lutheran Church, 1999 (wood relief).


Cub scout leader, assistant Boy Scouts American, 1990-2002, leader, committee member Pack 112, Pack 45, Troop 150.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: swimming.


Married Debra Ann Pollock, September 19, 1981. Children: Benu, Jonah, Steffan, Skylar.

Arnold John Peters

Lorraine Ellen (Oaks) Peters

Debra Ann Pollock

Benu Peters

Jonah Peters

Steffan Peters

Skylar Peters