b. 1919 -2011
Over the last 70 years, Constantine painted, he explored varied techniques in impressionism, but strongest in his Modernism. Portraits, landscapes and still life continued to be his tradition .
Europe taught the Americans what to cherish in fine art. Modernism was the avenue for truth seekers. Constantine was that truth seeker, re-embedding the past when he came to America, from Moscow, but also visionary to not limit his expression by one genre or technique.
No cynical views of surviving WWII Europe prefaced his vision. His aesthetic was a clear conviction of the traditions and life experiences from the Academies of Moscow and Vienna. Constantine’s visual atmosphere perceived of a world beyond our immediate comprehension which creates a facetted spectral display of a dimensional quality that speaks to a world that lays just beyond our own preconceived notions.