Born in Boston City Hospital to first generation Greek American parents of the Greek Orthodox faith. The family moved from a duplex house in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the town of Ashland about 25 miles to the southwest of Boston.
Peter is the younger of two children. His father, a carpenter by trade, also was an avid art and antique collector, later migrating his profession to antique dealer. Mother, a professional painter, and graduate of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and much later Framingham Teacher’s College. She painted portraits, worked as a technical illustrator in industry, and taught art at a local high school in the Framingham area. Peter was often in tow with his father as they visited art museums, galleries, and...