1924 - 2010
Dimitris Constantinou was a creative visual artist, Dimitris Constantinou was born in 1924 and died in 2010. Also born in 1924 and of this same generation are Isa Barnett, Arseny Makeyevich Chernyshov, Boris Aleksandrovich Brinskih, José María Barcena, and Douglas Huebler.
Further Biographical Context for Dimitris Constantinou
Born in 1924, Dimitris Constantinou was largely influenced by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, many which ended up in the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.