Peter von Artens was born in 1937, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He began studying art in 1950 at the Miguel Venegas Cifuentes Fine Art Atelier in Santiago de Chile, Chile. He attended the Catholic University of Chile Fine Arts School in 1957.In 1958 he received a scholarship from the Hispanic Institute of Culture to study in the Royal Academy of San Fernando, Madrid, Spain. In that very same year Peter von Artens had his first solo exhibition at the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago de Chile.
Findlay Galleries has been the exclusive representative of the Von Artens estate since 2003.