Artist Peter Goetz was 11 years old when he came to Kitchener, Ontario with his Mennonite family who immigrated from Slavgorod, Russia, 1929. Artist Peter Goetz was 11 years old when he came to Kitchener, Ontario with his Mennonite family who immigrated from Slavgorod, Russia, 1929.
His father, whose Russian roots are traced to the reign of Catherine the Great (1729-96), first worked as a laborer helping to construct Westmount Golf and Country Club.
He later became a greens keeper there while Peter attended the local high school, then Waterloo College, now the University of Waterloo, and became, 1947, a student of the famed Group of Seven artist, F.H. Varley.
Since 1957, Mr. Goetz has mounted an annual show of his work which has been included in exhibitions by the Royal Canadian Academy, Ontario Society of Artists, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery, Ottawa, and the Western Art League.
Since 1957, Peter Goetz has established solo shows annually.
He is a Fellow, International Institute, Arts and Letters; International Platform Association; Centre Studie Scambi International, Rome; and a member of the Canadian and Ontario Society of Artists, as well as the Canadian Society, Painters in Watercolor.