Art Criticism, Art History, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on Paper
Artist / Personal Statement
Greg Constantine has always mixed humor with academic information of integrity in the lectures given during his 43 years as a professor of art at Andrews University, as well as dozens of off-campus presentations in the United States and Europe. During this same period, he directed 15 summer sessions to European museums and cathedrals. He journeyed an additional 19 times to Europe for his own enrichment or in connection with his several art exhibits and publication debuts. Constantine was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and earned his Bachelor of Arts from Andrews in 1960, then his Master of Fine Arts degree from Michigan State University in 1968. He has been referred to as an evangelist of art, but his mission is to introduce people to his world of art and artists, not necessarily to convert them into being artists.
Accomplishments / CV
Professor Constantine is a prolific painter and exhibitor, with a record of 47 one-person exhibits in the USA and Europe (22 of them in premier New York City galleries). In addition, he was included in 64 group shows. He was awarded Artist-in-Residence status and has received 22 research grants from Andrews University and various other sources.
He has had nine books published; three widely acclaimed 80 page books of his drawings infused with sophisticated humor: (Vincent van Gogh Visits New York, Knopf 1983; Leonardo Visits Los Angeles, Knopf 1985; and Picasso Visits Chicago, Chicago Review Books 1986), then in 2009-2010 three children’s books about artists (When Big Artists Were Little Kids, When More Big Artists Were Little Kids, and When Big Architects Were Little Kids, all by Edgecliff Press in Cincinnati.)