PHOTO: Herbert Mitgang



Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

David Levine, self portrait, 1965

David Levine lives in our hearts and memories.  In a few days it will be five years since he passed away.  You can immerse yourself in the first show of his work since that time, through January 17 at The Forum Gallery, New York City.

DAVID LEVINE (1926 – 2009)

Here is an artist upholding the finest tradition of his craft: Humanism.  That inner eye that celebrates life with all its goofy melancholy beauty.  It is this that makes art, and looking at art, much more than an intellectual or pleasurable exercise.  It makes it necessary.   – Morley Safer, ARTnews, 2002

New York, NY - From December 12, 2014 to January 17, 2015, Forum Gallery will present David Levine: The World He Saw, the first major exhibition of paintings and drawings by American artist David Levine since his passing in 2009.  Levine was the most celebrated caricaturist of our time and a painter of luminous, romantic watercolors and oil paintings that depict the citizens of the world, especially his beloved Brooklyn, at work, at rest and at play.  Read more...

Friday, December 20, 2013

                                                            PHOTO: PATRICIA MCMAHON

A birthday message from David: Make time for what is meaningful to you.  Happy birthday, dad.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

David Levine Talking About Art

A shout out to Dave Elder for posting this interview with David Levine, an excerpt from Elder's documentary on a group of friends -- accomplished painters all -- who carried the torch of realism and reminded us that life experienced through art is richer still.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

David Levine Remembered

Today was the third anniversary of David Levine's passing, nine days after his 83rd birthday.  Not a day goes by that we don't think of him, miss him, cherish our memories of him...and laugh a deep down laugh about all of this mishigas, because that's what he would have done.