DAVID LEVINE

(1926-2009)

 

EDUCATION:

1936-1938 Attended the Brooklyn Museum Art School, New York, NY

Attended Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1941 B.S. in Education, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1951 B.F.A., Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Eighth Street School, New York, NY (with Hans Hoffman)

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

1953-1963 Davis Gallery, New York, NY, (annually from 1954 to 1963)

1963 Joined Forum Gallery, New York, NY

1968 New York University, New York, NY

Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1968-69 California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

1969 Graphic Arts Division, Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ

1970 Davidson Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

1971 North Shore Community Art Center, Great Neck, NY

Lunn Gallery, Washington, DC

1971-72 California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

1972 Princeton Gallery of Fine Art, Princeton, NJ

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

1973 Pierson College, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1976 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

1977 Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1979 Centre Culturel Americain, Paris – Israel

Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Maurice Pine Free Public Library, Fair Lawn, NJ

1980 The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

1981 Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, NY

1982 Forum Gallery, NY

1983 Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France

Galerie Bartsch and Chariau, Munich, Germany

1984 The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, California

Santa Fe East Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France

1985 Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France

Die Gallery Im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria

1986 Forum Gallery, NY

1987 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England

Forum Gallery, New York, NY

1988 Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, “Aaron Shikler et David Levine”.

1989 Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA

Forum Gallery, New York, NY

1991 Susan Conroy Carroll Gallery, Washington, DC

1992 Columbus College Art Gallery, Columbus, GA

1993 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

1995 City of Landau, Germany

1997 Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998 Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Kunsthaus Bühler, Stuttgart, Germany

2002 David Levine: The Fables of Aesop, The Foundation for Hellenic

Culture, New York, NY

2004 Escape, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Kunsthaus Bühler, Stuttgart, Germany

2008 American Presidents & Selected Paintings 1966-2008

2010 Century Masters: David Levine, The Century Association, New York, NY

2014 David Levine (1926-2009): The World He Saw, Fifty Years of Paintings and Drawings, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

1971 Paintings and Drawings by David Levine/Aaron Shikler, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

1988 David Levine/Aaron Shikler, Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France

1989 David Levine/Aaron Shikler, Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old

Lyme, CT

1990 David Levine/Aaron Shikler, Meredith Long & Company,

Houston, TX

1992 David Levine/Aaron Shikler, Kunsthaus Bühler, Stuttgart, Germany

1993 David Levine/Aaron Shikler: Recent Works, Forum Gallery, in association with Davis & Langdale Company Inc., NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

1983 Museum of the Borough of Brooklyn, Brooklyn College, New York, NY

Society of Illustrators Exhibition, New York, NY

1983-85 Twentieth Century American Watercolors, Gallery Association of

New York State (traveling exhibition) National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Southern Pennsylvania Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

1984 Maryland Institute, College of Art: Decker and Meyerhoff Gallery,

Baltimore, MD

Museum of the Borough of Brooklyn, Brooklyn College, New York, NY

1984-85 International Exhibition Foundation, Washington, DC

1985 The Century Club, New York, NY

1989 The Century Club, New York, NY

1990 The Museums at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

1993 L’Aquarelle aujourd’hui, Musee-Galerie de la Seita, Paris, France

Contemporary American Landscape, Kenny Gallery, Columbus, OH

 

1993 Artists by Artists, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

1995 Art and the Law, West Publishing Corporation, St. Paul, MN

1996 Town and Country: In Pursuit of Life’s Pleasures, Nassau County

Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY

Politics, American Style: Issues and Images, Beacon Hill Fine Art, New York, NY

1997 Twenty-Five Treasures, Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco,

CA

1998 Masters of Color and Light: Homer, Sargent, and the American

Watercolor Movement, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

1998 Collector’s Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

1999 Dance for a City: Fifty Years of the New York City Ballet, The New

York Historical Society, New York, NY

2003 Modern and Contemporary Portraits curated by Townsend Wolfe,

Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Contemporary Works on Paper, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Collector’s Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

2004 Masters and Mavericks, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Watercolor, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

Contemporary Landscapes, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

2005 Figurative Impulse, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Watercurrents: The Figure, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

2006 Recent American Watercolors, Peninsula Fine Arts, Newport

News, VA

2007 The Contemporary Landscape, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

The Fine Art of Drawing: Modern & Contemporary Works on Paper,

Forum Gallery, New York

2009 Summer Selections, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

2011 That Seventies Show, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

2011/12 Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine,

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

2014 Wives, Daughters and Lovers, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

2017 Forum Gallery Celebrates 55 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, Forum Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

American Presidents, [Edited by David Leopold; Introductions by Bill Moyers & Michael Winship], Fantagraphics: Seattle, WA, 2008

The Arts of David Levine, (Foreword by Thomas S. Buechner), Knopf: New York, NY, 1978.

The Fables of Aesop, Gambit: Boston, MA, 1975.

No Known Survivors, (Foreword by John Kenneth Galbraith), Gambit: Boston, MA, 1970.

Pens and Needles, (Foreword by John Updike), Gambit: Boston, MA, 1969.

The Man from M.A.L.I.C.E., (Foreword by Malcolm Muggeridge), E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, NY, 1966.

A Summer Sketchbook, (Foreword by Peter A. Wick), Mitchell Press: New York, NY, 1963.

AWARDS AND HONORS:

1955 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

1958 Isaac N. Maynard Award, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1960 Julius N. Hallgarten Prize, National Academy of Design, New York,

NY

1962 Thomas B. Clarke Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1966 George Polk Memorial Award, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

1967 Guggenheim Fellowship, New York, NY

1971 Elected as a Member of the National Academy of Design, New York,

NY

1972 Childe Hassam Purchase Prize, American Academy of Arts and

Letters, New York, NY

1973 Benjamin Altman Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

Member, Board of Trustees, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

1978 Childe Hassam Purchase Prize, American Academy of Arts and

Letters, New York, NY

Benjamin Altman Prize

1983 Elected Member, American Academy and Institute of Arts and

Letters, New York, NY

Certificate of Merit, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1984 John Pike Memorial Prize, National Academy of Design, New York,

NY

Lenox Library, Lenox, MA

1993 Gold Medal, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letter,

New York, NY

1995 Thomas Nast Award, Landau, Germany

2003 Society of Illustrators “Illustrators Hall of Fame”

COLLECTIONS:

Arkansas State University Art Gallery, Jonesboro, AR

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England

The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Cigna Insurance Company, Philadelphia, PA

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution,

Washington, DC

Judith A. and Howard Tullman Collection, Chicago, IL

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

National Portrait Gallery, London, England

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, NY

Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX