Born in Dobromirka, Bulgaria on May 9, 1910. Dimitroff arrived in the U.S. in 1920. He worked in an automobile factory in Flint, MI where he joined the AFL-CIO and became a prominent labor-union organizer. By 1930 he was a plasterer for Diego Rivera. While in this capacity, he met and wed artist Lucienne Bloch. From 1948 to 1965 the Dimitroffs operated an art-frame shop in Mill Valley, CA. Upon retirement, they moved north to Gualala where he remained until his demise on Aug. 21, 1996. With his wife, he painted murals in San Francisco at the Marine Firemen's Union Hall, St Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, and Calvary Presbyterian Church.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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