PHOTO: Herbert Mitgang



Sunday, December 29, 2019

Today, 10 years ago, David Levine passed away, leaving a gaping hole in the lives of those who knew him, and a missed opportunity for emerging artists and caricaturists to experience his teaching insights and the way his mind worked.  His legacy lives on, however, and there will more shows and publications in the coming years.  Not a day goes by that we do not think of him with love.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy birthday, dad (December 20).  Special thanks to the Shikler clan for the gift of this early, early self-portrait, titled "The Beer Drinker."

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.

Sunday, May 26, 2013