Peter was born in New York City and was a graduate of The Pomfret School in Pomfret, CT, and of Trinity College in Hartford, CT, class of 1961. He received his Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in 1966. While at GSD, Peter served as editor (with Charles Jencks) of "Connection," a student journal that served as both a platform and catalyst for dialogue among architects, historians, theorists, and artists.
Mr. Kemble worked for architectural firms in Boston and Cambridge, taught at the Boston Architectural Center, and participated in juries of student work at the Rhode Island School of Design, SUNY Purchase, MIT, and the Massachusetts College of Art. From 1969 to 2005, he headed the Cambridge graphic design firm, Designs & Devices, which he started with Stephen Tucker and Deenie Yudell. As both designer and editor, he produced Concepts of the Bauhaus: the Busch- Reisinger Museum Collection for Harvard University in 1971 as well as numerous other catalogues for exhibitions of art and architecture. Later in his career, Peter focused his talent on digital printmaking. The result is a unique creative vision evident in the images with their erudite and playful titles.
Peter died on June 15, 2019 in Greenfield, MA, at 80 years old. We hope this honors his creative spirit.View more of Peter Kemble's work>