DIMITRI PETROV Abstract Figural Painting

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This is an abstract painting on paper entitled "Bubblegum" by the American-born surrealist, Dimitri Petrov (1919-1986). Framed under glass. Frame measures 24 x 32 x 3/4 inches and weighs roughly 6-10 lbs. Depicted is a round-faced gentleman blowing up a balloon. The artist employed watercolor, ink and possibly pastel. Signed "Petrov" in the lower right corner.This is one of three Petrov paintings we have for sale. Petrov was born in Sharon Hill outside of Philadelphia PA, was raised in New Jersey and later moved to Mount Washington MA. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art and the Barnes Foundation, and studied print making with Stanley Hayter at Atelier 17. A proponent of the Dada movement, he's known for his surreal paintings and prints, and was editor of the surrealist newspaper "Instead", and co-publisher of "Letter Edged in Black". He participated in group exhibitions at the following galleries and institutions: The Philadelphia Print Club; The Philadelphia Art Alliance; Pennsylvania Museum; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Swathmore College; Iolas Gallery, New York; Bodley Gallery, New York; Byron Gallery, New York; Carnegie International; Hugo Gallery, New York. Solo exhibitions of his work were held at the following galleries and institutions: Bodley Gallery, New York (1967, 1963, 1958, 1947); Byron Gallery, New York (1966, 1965, 1956); Hugo Gallery, New York (1966, 1960, 1954, 1945); Iolas Gallery, New York (1965, 1960, 1958, 1656); Chicago Gallery of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1957); M. Leiris Gallery, Paris (1956, 1947); Las Palmas Gallery, Rome (1955); and La Petit Boutique, Los Angeles (1945). ( rlevin dimitre contemporary modern russian )

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