Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999

Levine, Jack, b. 1915 d. 2010
Active in New York, N.Y.; Boston, Mass.

Collection size: 3.2 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of New York social realist painter and printmaker Jack Levine date from 1923-1999, and measure 3.2 linear feet. Levine's career is documented through biographical material, scattered letters, notes and a speech, writings, student drawings, three scrapbooks, printed material and nearly one linear foot of photographs of Levine, his family, and his colleagues.

Biographical/Historical Note: Jack Levine (1915-2010) was a painter and printmaker from Boston, Massachusetts and New York, New York. Exponent of Social Realism during the 1930s. He resided in Boston until 1942. Married to painter Ruth Gikow. Graduated from Colby College, in 1946; taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and at the American Art School in New York. Levine served as President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Jack Levine donated his papers to the Archives in 1962, 1978, and 1999.

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