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department chairman , art historian

Peter Serenyi, Hungarian art historian, department chairman. National Endowment of the Humanities grantee, 1970, American Philosophical Society grantee, 1970, Graham Foundation Advanced Studies Fine Arts grantee, 1974-1975, Smithsonian Institution grantee to India, 1984-1985, Northeastern University grantee, 1984-1985, 91, Festival of India grantee, 1985; Fulbright scholar, 1974-1975.


Serenyi, Peter was born on January 13, 1931 in Budapest, Hungary. Son of Nicholas and Emma (Josika) Serenyi. came to the United States, 1950, naturalized, 1954.


Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Dartmouth College, 1957;Master of Arts, Yale University, 1958;Doctor of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, 1968.


Part-time instructor art and archaeology, Washington University, 1959-1961;instructor fine arts, Amherst College, 1961-1964;visiting lecturer, Smith College, 1962-1963;visiting lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, 1964-1966;visiting lecturer, Boston University, 1966-1968;member of faculty, Northeastern U., Boston, since 1968;associate professor art history, Northeastern U., 1973-1980;professor, Northeastern U., since 1980;acting chairman art department, Northeastern U., 1981-1983;department chairman art and architecture, Northeastern U., since 1983. Visiting professor department art Brown U., 1985-1986. Director Massachusetts Committee PreservationArchtl.

Records, 1979-1981; consultant Festival of India, New Delhi, 1985. Member citizen ambassador program Art. Education Delaware to People's Republic of China, 1991.


  • Other Work

    • Editor, contributor: Le Corbusier in Perspective, 1975. Co-editor: Le Corbusier Sketchbooks, Volunteer I, 1914-1948, Volunteer II, 1950-1954, 1981. Editorial consultant Architectural History Foundation, 1979-1981.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1955. Member Society Architectural Historians (president New England chapter 1978-1979, director 1979-1982), Fulbright Alumni Association, Boston Society Architects (affiliate).


Married Agnes Kertesz, August 28, 1969. Children: Peter, Denis.

Nicholas Serenyi

Emma (Josika) Serenyi

Agnes Kertesz

Peter Serenyi

Denis Serenyi