David Levine Art

Levine’s caricatures have been seen in Time, Newsweek, Esquire, Playboy, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Nation and, for more than forty years, The New York Review of Books, as well as in numerous solo and group shows.

Levine exhibited paintings with the Davis Gallery in New York from 1954 to 1963, before joining the Forum Gallery. In addition to fifteen one-man exhibitions at Forum, Levine has had exhibitions in Paris, Stuttgart, Washington, Munich, Oxford (England), Beverly Hills and Columbus, Georgia.

His most recent show, in 2004, is David Levine: Escape, featuring his iconic watercolors of Coney Island, whose landscape of bazaar and decay has inspired Levine for six decades.

His caricatures and paintings are part of permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum, NY, the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., the Cleveland Museum, the National Portrait Collection, the Hirshhorn Museum at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, England’s National Portrait Gallery and the Pierpont Morgan Library, NY.

Numerous books featuring Levine’s art have been published, including The Arts of David Levine (Knopf, New York, 1978), The Fables of Aesop (Gambit, Boston, 1975), A Summer Sketchbook (Mitchell Press, Vancouver, BC 1963) and Pens and Needles (Gambit, Boston, 1969).