Dimitri Petrov, American (1919 - 1986)

Dimitri Petrov, American (1919 - 1986)

Born in Philadelphia, Dimitri Petrov spent much of his career based in that city, although in 1977, he moved to Mount Washington, Massachusetts. He was a Dada, Surrealist painter and also a print maker, and grew up in an anarchist colony in New Jersey. He was editor of a surrealist newspaper, "Instead" and co-publisher of "Letter Edged in Black".

Dimitri Petrov studied print making with Stanley Hayter at Atelier 17 and exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy, the Corcoran Gallery and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Petrov was a member of the Woodstock Art Association.

Dimitri Petrov was born in Philadelphia in 1919. He was a Dada and Surrealist painter, a member of the Woodstock Artists Association, and editor/publisher of publications including the Prospero series of poet-artist books and Instead, a surrealist newspaper.

Growing up in an anarchist colony in New Jersey, Petrov later studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and printmaking with Stanley Hayter at Ateleier 17 Workshop.

Petrov exhibited at Hugo Gallery in New York City, Stravinsky Gallery, and Maeght Gallery. His work was also exhibited at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Annual (1944), Iris Clert, the Corocoran Gallery Biennial, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Petrov's paintings are in the collections of the Woodstock Artists Association, Indiana University, Rutgers University, Swarthmore, Brandeis, Pace, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State, Reading Museum, the William Penn Museum in Harrisburg, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Print Club, the Pasadena Museum in California, the Oklahoma Museum, the Bridgeport University Museum in Connecticut, the Container Corp. Collection, AVX Corp. Collection, Lake Placid Art Club, St. Peters College, Syracuse University, Cornell, Grand Rapids Museum in Michigan, Norfolk Museum in Virginia, New Jersey State, State University of New York at New Paltz, and the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Studied: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Member: Woodstock Art Association

Exhibited: Hugo Gallery, NYC; Stravinsky Gallery; Maeght Gallery; CL; AIC; PAFA; Corcoran Gallery and Whitney Museum of American Art

Work: Various Universities and Museums including Indiana Univ.; Rutgers Univ.; Swarthmore; Brandeis; Phila. Mus.; Penn State Univ. and Wm. Penn Mus.

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