Greg ConstantineTitle: Professor Emeritus
Office Location: Art & Design Center
Phone: (269) 471-3278
BFA, Andrews University
MFA, Michigan State
Greg Constantine has always mixed humor with academic information of integrity in the lectures given during his 42 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 16 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 he only claims to want to introduce people to his world of art and artists, not necessarily to convert them into being artists.
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Professor Constantine is a prolific painter, with a record of 47 one-person exhibits in the USA and Europe (18 of them in premier New York City galleries). In addition, he participated in 62 group shows. He was awarded Artist-in-Residence status and has received 19 research grants from various sources. He has published three widely acclaimed 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). Visiting New York City five or six times (many times with students) in each of the last 40 years has allowed him to gain a comprehensive knowledge of the art world there.