Biografie von Constantine John KERMES (1923-2009)

Birth place: Pittsburgh, PA

Addresses: Lancaster, PA

Profession: Painter, printmaker

Studied: Carnegie-Mellon Univ. (B.F.A.); Victor Candell; Leo Manso; Frank Lloyd Wright.

Exhibited: Eight solos: Jacques Seligmann Gal., 1950-70, Des Moines(IA) Art Center, 1953 & Penn. State Univ., University Park, 1971; Butler IA, Youngstown, OH, 1964; Design Rev., Smithsonian Inst., Wash., DC, 1969; Jacques Seligmann Gal., NYC, 1970s. Awards: Ann. Design Rev. Awards, Indust. Design magazine, 1962, 1964 & 1968; design award, Am. Iron & Steel Inst., 1965 & 1969; Traveling Exh. Painting Prize, Petroleum Indust., 1971.

Work: Storm King AC, Mountainville, NY; Notre Dame (IN) Art Mus.; Shaker Heights Hist. Soc., Cleveland, OH; Indiana Univ., PA; Penn. State Univ., University Park. Commissions: icon paintings, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Pittsburgh, 1955; two murals, Penn. Hist. & Mus. Comn., Cornwall Mus., 1968; assemblage panels, Hain Wolf Assocs., Harrisburg, PA, 1970.

Comments: Preferred media: oils, acrylics. Teaching: Millersville State College, summer 1969; Lancaster Co. Tech. Schools, 1970-. Publications: illustr., Shaker Cookbook, 1968; auth./illustr., There Is a Season, 1969; painting reproduced, .1972 UNICEF Art Calendar.

Sources: WW73; Emily Genauer, "Icons of American Saints," This Week (May 17, 1953); D. Yoder, "Painter of the Amish," Penn. Folklife (summer, 1966); George Swetnam, "Search for Simplicity," Pittsburgh Press, Sept. 6, 1970.

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