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artist , industrial designer

Constantine John Kermes, artist, industrial designer. Achievements include patents for farm equipment designs. Member The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Lancaster), Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Hamilton Club (Lancaster).

Background

Kermes, Constantine John was born on December 6, 1923 in Pittsburgh. Son of John Demetrios and Katina (Katerinis) Kermes.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University.

Career

Designer American-Std. Company, Pittsburgh, 1952-1955. Industrial design consultant New Holland N.A. subsidiary Fiat, Modena, Italy, 1955-1982, industrial designer, since 1982.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for farm equipment designs.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • One man shows include Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, 1979-1980, Reading Museum, Pennsylvania, 1980, Jacques Seligmann Gallery, New York City, 1951-1952, 54, 56, 59, 61, 64-65, 70, 75, 78-79, Hancock Shaker Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1989, Demuth Foundation, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1987, Millport Museum, Lancaster, 1989, William Pennsylvania Museum, Harrisburg, 2000, Baltimore Watercolor Society, 2001, Central Market Art Gallery, 2001-2003, Lancaster Museum of Art, 2003-2004, Pfenninger Gallery, 2007. Exhibited in group shows at Butler Institute American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 1964, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, 1979-1980, 91, Art 81, Washington, 1985, 91, Museum Art, Lancaster, 1996, Central Market Art Gallery, Lancaster, 2002, Westmoreland Museum Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 2003-2004. Exhibited in group shows at Oklahoma Watercolor Society, 2001-2002, Millersville (Pennsylvania) University, Elizabethtown (Pennsylvania) College, Lancaster Museum Art.

      Represented in permanent collections Storm King Art Center, Mountain View, New York, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey (Pennsylvania) Medical Center, Case New Holland, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania History Museum, Hancock Shaker Museum, Museum Art, Lancaster. Illustrator Shaker Architecture, 1970. Author, illustrator: American Icons, 1975.

Membership

Member The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Lancaster), Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Hamilton Club (Lancaster).

Connections

Married Bessie Saratopoulos, September 14, 1952. Children: Harriet Kermes Shuman, Kathy Kermes Dixon.

father:
John Demetrios Kermes

mother:
Katina (Katerinis) Kermes

spouse:
Bessie Saratopoulos

child:
Harriet Kermes Shuman Kermes

child:
Kathy Kermes Dixon Kermes