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Peter B. Hutton

Peter B. Hutton


Peter Hutton (born 1944 in Detroit, Michigan) was an experimental filmmaker, known primarily for his silent cinematic portraits of cities and landscapes around the world. He also worked as a professional cinematographer, most notably for his former student Ken Burns. Hutton studied painting, sculpture and film at the San Francisco Art Institute. He taught filmmaking at CalArts, Hampshire College, Harvard University, SUNY Purchase, and Bard College, where he served as the director of the Film and Electronic Arts Program from 1989 to 2016. Hutton's films are distributed by Canyon Cinema in San Francisco. In May 2008 the Museum of Modern Art in New York held a full retrospective of Hutton's films.

  • Known For: Directing
  • Birthday: 1944-08-24
  • Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Also Known As: Peter Barrington Hutton, Peter Hutton