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David Levine papers, [ca. 1953-1984]

Levine, David, 1926-2009

Painter, Cartoonist


Collection Information

Size: 1.4 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical information, including a resume, clippings, notes by Levine, awards, certificates, and professional memberships, 1960-1984; 14 files of correspondence containing mainly business letters, including caricature assignments from THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, commission and purchase inquiries, loan requests, and letters of appreciation including letters from Raphael Soyer, Norman Mailer, and Jack Rosen; three undated interviews and a transcript of a taped interview about Maurice Prendergast, including a book A SKETCHBOOK OF MAURICE PRENDERGAST with the appreciation written by Levine; miscellaneous writings; business, legal and financial records, 1956-1981; a scrapbook, 1954-1970; printed material, 1952-1984; photographs, undated and 1960-1981.

Biographical/Historical Note

Cartoonist and painter; Brooklyn, New York. Studied at Tyler School of Fine Arts and the Hans Hofmann School. He is noted for his satires of political, literary, and art figures. Work is mainly in pen and ink and watercolors.


Donated 1984 by David Levine.

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How to Cite This Collection

David Levine papers, [ca. 1953-1984]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.