Peter Alma

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Alma, Peter


(also Petrus Alma). Born Jan. 18, 1886, in Medan, on the island of Sumatra. Dutch painter and graphic artist.

Alma is a realist and has linked his creative work with the labor movement, creating examples of revolutionary graphic art which are clear in both content and form (for instance, the line engravings V. I. Lenin, Uprising, and Capitalism). He has also done murals for public buildings (a university in 1951 and a telephone exchange in 1957, both in Amsterdam). In general, Alma’s works are dedicated to the themes of labor and the life of the people.


Peter Alma: Overzicht-tentoonstelling van schilderijen, gouaches, houtsneden. Amsterdam, 1967. (Catalog.)
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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