Requiem

Peter Urban

July 1, 1948 - September 13, 2009

I first met Peter five years ago.

I was impressed with his talent and even more his kindness and unassuming airs. Several years passed before I became aware that he was seriously ill; I last saw him at his opening at Gallery Kayafas in April.

It was raining. I walked in with him and he spent fifteen precious minutes with me going through his work, his thoughts on each picture, his hopes for them. His energy and enthusiasm marked his courage.

A man of accomplishment who left behind a world made better by his presence in it.