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Beatrice S. Levy scrapbooks, 1890-1965

Beatrice S. Levy scrapbooks, 1890-1965

Levy, Beatrice S. (Beatrice Sophia), 1892-1974

Art teacher, Etcher, Engraver


Collection Information

Size: 1 linear foot (on 1 microfilm reel).

Summary: Biographical material, including awards, a confirmation certificate, and a diploma; letters; printed material; newsclippings; photographs; and sketches and etchings by Beatrice Levy and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Beatrice Levy was an etcher, engraver, block printer, drawing specialist, and teacher. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago under Ralph Clarkson and with Charles W. Hawthorne in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She had a studio in Chicago's 57th Street Art Colony. Her work was exhibited at the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition (1915), the Century of Progress in Chicago (1933-1934), and the New York's World's Fair (1939). Levy was President of the Chicago Society of Artists, Supervisor of the Works Progress Administration Art Project Gallery, and Supervisor of the Easel Painting Division in 1936 for the Federal Art Project. In 1950 she moved to California, where she taught at the La Jolla Museum School of Arts and Crafts (1961-1962) and continued to exhibit her work.


Donated 1986 by Louis Steinfeld, cousin of Beatrice Levy.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 4190 available at all Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

How to Cite This Collection

Beatrice S. Levy scrapbooks, 1890-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.