Greg Constantine

 

Children's Book Series 2009-2010

The three children's books, "When Big Artists Were Little Kids", "When MORE Big Artists Were Little Kids", and "When Big Architects Were Little Kids" are inspired by my own beginnings as an artist. These books are for middle readers (ages 7-12) each depicting 17 famous artists or architects, from Leonardo to Warhol, as little kids, using a combination of the artists' real biographical facts and my own imagination to tell the stories.

Visiting Artists 1982-86

Three 80-page books of drawings of famous artists coming to well-known American cities were exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, and Chicago and published by Alfred A. Knopf and Chicago Review Books as Vincent van Gogh Visits New York 1983, Leonardo Visits Los Angeles 1985, and Picasso Visits Chicago 1986. The drawings are rife with references to contemporary art and culture, art history, and the life of the artists themselves. Considerable documentation of the references in the end matter of each book makes them curiously educational.

Picasso Visits Chicago

1986, Chicago Review Books, 80 pages.

Leonardo Visits Los Angeles

1985, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 80 pages, also released in
1985, Mondadori, Milan, Italy
1985, Kindler, Munich, Germany

Vincent van Gogh Visits New York

1983, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 80 pages, also released in
1983 Chatto & Windus, London, England
1984 Kindler, Munich, Germany
1984 Mondadori, Milan, Italy
1984 Aubier, Paris, France

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Bibliography: Book Reviews

Seeking a Sanctuary, Lockhart & Bull, Harper & Row, San Fransicso, 1989, p162, 3.
Washington Post, "Bookworld", September 22,1985, p 15.
California, "Leonardo Visits Los Angeles", September 1985, p 60.
Westfalische Rundschau, "How Van Gogh Would Have Experienced New York", July 13, 1984.
City-Magazin, "Montage of Art History", June 28, 1984.
Seite, Vernissage, June 1984.
Muncher Buchmagazine, June 1984.
WIR, "Hidden Humor in Drawings", June 1984.
Stuttgart Nachrichten, May 16, 1984.
Hannoverische Allgemeine Zeitung, "Venus in Polluted Waters", May 4, 1984.
Chic, "Vincent van Gogh in New York", May 1984.
Neuezeit, "A Nice Picture-Essay About the Joys and Sorrows of Artists", April 20, 1984.
Rhein-Neckar Zeitung, 'With Van Gogh in the New World", April 11, 1984.
Das Unabhangige Magazine, (Osterreich), April 2, 1984.
Buchreport, "Bilder der Woche", March 22, 1984.
Frankfurter Allgemeine, "Van Gogh Visits New York", March 21, 1984.
Russelsheimer Echo, "Van Gogh Visits New York", March 17, 1984.
Borsenblatt, March 16, 1984, p 587.
Frankfurter Rundshau, "Vincent van Gogh Protects Young Subway Artists in New York", March 6, 1984.
Bunte, "Van Gogh's New World", Rainer Stiller, March 15, 1984, p 178. Darmstadter Echo, March 14, 1984.
Nurmberger Nachrischen, "Vincent in New York", March 14, 1984.
Bild-Frankfurt, "What Would Happen if...Vincent van Gogh in New York", March 7, 1984, p 4.
Suddeutsche Zeitung, "Vincent in Manhattan", Laszlo Glozer, March 1984.
Munich Merkur, "The Strange Adventures of Vincent van Gogh in New York", February 1984.
Holland Herald, "Van Gogh Goes Stateside", January 1984.
Stern, "Vincent van Gogh", January 12, 1984.
MD Magazine, "Vincent van Gogh Visits New York", Barbara Floria, January 1984, pp 136-141.
The Economist, (London), " Books", Decemberl7, 1983, p 83.
City Limits, (London), December 11, 1983.
Stern, December 1, 1983, p 17.
People, "Picks and Pans", November 21, 1983.
South Bend Tribune, November 20, 1983, p 18.
Washington Post, "Bookworld", November 20, 1983, p 16.
Advance, "Booklist", November 1, 1983.
Oldham Evening Chronicle, (England), November 1983.
Company, (London, England), "Innocent in New York", November 1983.
Chicago Tribune, "Bookworld", October 30, 1983, p 38.
The Plain Dealer, (Cleveland, OH), "Van Gogh in New York", October 23, 1983.
New York Daily News, "Painting the Town", Charles W. Bell, September 29, 1983, p M16.
New York Daily News, "Time to Get Goghing", September 16, 1983, p 22.
Horizon, "Visiting Van Gogh", September 1983, p 8.
Vogue, "Books", September 1983.
Village Voice, "Scenes", Howard Smith and Melik Kaylan, August 30, 1983, p 22
The Bookseller, (London), August 13, 1983.
Vanity Fair, "The Art Game", August 1983.

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Bibliography: Newspapers

Chicago Reader, "Museums and Galleries", (photo), Sept. 22, 1995, p 21.
Detroit News, "Brush up on Art Classics", Joy Colby, April 22, 1991, p Cl.
Sheboygan Press, "Artworks about Art", Marion Stewart, June 10, 1990.
Los Angeles Times, "Leonardo Visits Los Angeles", September 27, 1985.
South Bend Tribune, "Artist sets Leo Loose in L.A.", August 18, 1985.
Hamptons, "Up From Bumper Stickers", Timothy McDarrah, July 19, 1984, p 8.
Charlotte News, "Artists License", Allen Norwood, May 18, 1984, p lB.
Sacramento Bee, "Taking Artistic License", May 1984.
Blick Auf Hoechst, April 1984.
Blick Auf Hoechst, "Van Gogh in Cartoons", March 1984.
New York Post, "Vincent van Gogh Visits New York", Jerry Tallmer, September 24, 1983, p 13.
New York Times, "Vincent van Gogh Visits New York", Vivien Raynor, September 23, 1983, p C24.
South Bend Tribune, "Andrews Artist Grabs New York Limelight", Jeanne Derbeck, September 18, 1983, p 39.
De Telegraaf, (Amsterdam), "Van Gogh in New York", September 1983.
South Bend Tribune, "Artist Spurns Brushes in Creating His Television Effect", January 12, 1979, p 36.
Tribuna Romaniei, "In Vizita La Redactie", Dan Medeanu, July 15, 1978, p 2.

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Bibliography: Catalogues and Periodicals

IVA 1997-8 Directory, photo, p 24
SOFA Miami, Jean Albano Gallery listing, full page photo, March 1997.
Art/Artists, Spectrum, Vol 25, Number 5, Sept 1996, p 24-25.
Harper's Magazine, (photo), March 1996, p24.
Edward Hopper and the American Imagination, Whitney Museum, 1995, p123, essay by Gail Levin.
Searle Collection, Gilgore, Katz & Scott, 1995, p 80-87.
Art After Art, Nassau County Museum of Art, September 1994, p22, 23.
Artists' Mailbox Exhibition and Auction, Archives of American Art, November, 1992, p 19.
The Purloined Image, Flint Institute of Arts, Christopher Young, March 1993, p 38, 39.
Dialogue, "Jesus of New York" Kermit Netteburg, Dialogue 2, 1992, Vol 4, No. 2, pl8-19.
Chicago Magazine, "ArtWorks", Henry Hanson, July 1990, p 19.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, (catalogue), "Regarding Art", June/July 1990.
Horizon Magazine, "Statue of Liberty Centennial", May 1986, p 19.
Graphis, "Artist Licenses", October 1985, p 48.
64th N. Y. Art Director's Annual 1985, "Artist Licenses/Silver Award", #556.
64th N. Y. Art Director's Annual 1985, "Artist Licenses/Gold Award", #583.
Southern California, "Leonardo Visits Los Angeles", September 1985.
Communication Arts, "Artist License", November 1984, p 125.
Artist Magazine, (Taiwan), "Vincent van Gogh and Greg Constantine", October 1984, pp 43-47.
Bijutsu Techo, (Japan), "Greg Constantine", September 1984, pp 98-105.
Upper and Lower Case, "Artistic Licenses", Marion Muller, May, 1984, pp 8-11.
People in Action Magazine, Spring 1984, p 12.
MD Magazine, "Van Gogh Visits N.Y.", January 1984, p 136.
Portfolio, September/October 1983, p 18.
American Artist, September 1983, p 86.
Michigan Fine Arts Quarterly, (Andrews University, MI), "How to Visit an Art Gallery", Winter 1981.
Insight, "Greg Constantine", February 29, 1979, pp 24-25.
Adventist Review, "Broadcasters Mural Installed", Marilyn Thomsen, December 7, 1978, p 21.
Focus, (Andrews University, MI) "Visual Creativity", Marilyn Thomsen, Fall l978, pl6.
Sports, (Bucharest), "Exhibition of an American Painter", Mircea Tudoran, July 1978, No.7, 1978, p 16.
Sports in Romania, "Exhibition of an American Painter", Mircea Tudoran, No. 4, 1978, p 25.
"Artists Look at Art", (catalogue), Spencer Art Museum, U of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Wm J. Hennesey, 1978.
Romanian Bulletin, (New York), "The Wisdom of the Earth", Andre Racz, September 1977, pp 9-10.
Romanian Bulletin, (New York), "My Three Summers in Romania", Greg C'onstantine, December 1976, p9.
"Exhibition of Alumni Artists: Michigan State University", (catalogue), Greg Constantine, March/April 1976.
Focus, (Andrews University, MI), " Constantine Experiments with 'Seeing' via TV Images", April/May 1975, p 12.
"The Art Institute of Chicago Seventy-third Chicago and Vicinity Exhibition", Chicago, IL, 1971.

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