A dear soul departed this earth on May 6, 2012. Peter Anthony Stroud, wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and great friend began his journey on that day.
A twenty year resident of Princeton, New Jersey, Peter was born on May 23, 1921 in London, England and joined the British Army at 18. Peter served in North Africa and Europe, and was a POW during WWII. His study of land maps led to his interest in design patterns and complexity of design, which influenced his artwork throughout his life.
Peter Stroud was a lifelong artist whose abstract works have been on view in numerous museums including: the Tate Gallery, London, England, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, the New Jersey State Museum, NJ, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, Princeton University, NJ, the British Museum, England, the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, TX, the Rose Art Museum, MA, the Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, NY, and the American Embassy in London.
In addition to his work as an artist, Peter was a professor, mentor, and friend to the students of Maidstone College of Art in London, Bennington College, VT, Rutgers University, NJ, East China Normal University, Shanghai, and the Mason Gross School of Art, NJ.
Peter remained sharp and curious throughout his life, which was filled with adventures, great and small. He loved a good story and was an exceptional story teller. He enjoyed music, especially jazz, but will be remembered most for his practice of belting out song whenever the fancy struck him.
Peter was an extraordinary man with an indomitable, twinkling spirit. His cat Meera will miss their nightly rituals. His beloved wife Carmen, daughter Kathryn, grandsons Andrew, James and Spenser, his nieces, nephews, in-laws, friends and students will miss their favorite man.
A small family gathering will be planned at a future date. To leave pictures and remembrances, please visit his facebook page at; http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100003805133960
In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made in memory of Peter Stroud to: WBGO (Peter’s favorite Jazz Radio Station), 54 Park Place, Newark NJ, 08901(Please direct to the attention of Nick Breul), The New Jersey SPCA, 1119 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (Please direct to the attention of Captain Rick Yocum), The Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO BOX 531313, Henderson, NV 89053 (www.eyesight.org) or Rutgers University Foundation, Peter Stroud Scholarship, Mason Gross School of Arts, 33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (Please note that this is in memory of Peter Stroud).