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David Levine "A Pointed View"

Event date: November 9, 2004

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David Levine, artist.  Stokely Carmichael
David Levine, artist. Stokely Carmichael, 1967. Pen and ink on paper. Unprocessed. J. Arthur Wood, Jr., Collection of Cartoon Art.

David Levine, internationally renowned for his incisive caricatures of world figures in literature, politics, and the arts, commented humorously on images of his paintings and drawings in a lively presentation that also illuminated his distinguished artistic career. A display of original drawings selected from the Library’s holdings of his work was on view in the Prints and Photographs Reading Room after the program.

Born in Brooklyn in 1926, David Levine studied painting at the Pratt Institute, the Brooklyn Art Museum School, and the Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia, where he completed Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. After periods of cartooning, making Christmas cards, and painting, he “fell into caricatures.”A dedicated museum visitor, he acknowledges that his art is immersed in 19th century French and English tradition; he skillfully employs what he has learned from masters of the past, such as Rembrandt and Daumier, and the 20th century, in creating his art. Since 1963 his distinctive pen and ink drawings of leading personalities, have been published in The New York Review of Books. Six books of Mr. Levine’s work have been published. His paintings and drawings have been collected and exhibited worldwide. A few of the many prestigious awards he has received include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Childe Hassam Purchase Prize (American Academy of Arts and Letters), the French Legion of Honor, and the Thomas Nast Award in Landau Germany.

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