Dimitri Petrov (1919 – 1986) was born in Philadelphia, PA.  He was a Dada, Surrealist painter and also a print maker, a member of the Woodstock Artists Association, and editor/publisher of publications including the Prospero series of poet-artist books and Instead, a surrealist newspaper.

Dimitri Petrov studied printmaking with Stanley Hayter at Atelier 17 and exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy, the Corcoran Gallery and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Petrov's paintings are in the collections of the Woodstock Artists Association, Indiana University, Rutgers University, Swarthmore, Brandeis, Pace, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State, Reading Museum, the William Penn Museum in Harrisburg, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Print Club, the Pasadena Museum in California, the Oklahoma Museum, the Bridgeport University Museum in Connecticut, the Container Corp. Collection, AVX Corp. Collection, Lake Placid Art Club, St. Peters College, Syracuse University, Cornell, Grand Rapids Museum in Michigan, Norfolk Museum in Virginia, New Jersey State, State University of New York at New Paltz, and the New Britain Museum of American Art.