Peter Dalton was born in 1894 in Buffalo, New York. Dalton started getting interested in art very early on and began studying at the local Albright Art Gallery. When he developed more as an artist, the Gallery gave him a generous scholarship to further his education. He continued his studies at the Art Students League of New York as well as the National Academy of Design and the Beaux Arts Institute of Design. At the Arts Students League of New York, Dalton was lucky to find many mentors, including Mahonri Young, who produced the 30th medal in the Society of Medalists Series. He married his wife, fellow artist Dorothea Chase, in 1924. She had also studied at the Art Students League of New York, but as a painter.
Dalton was a member of the National Academy of Design, the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Audubon Society of Artists, Salons of America, and the National Sculpture Society.
Dalton spent most of his life in and around New York, but at his death was living in Pasadena, California.
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