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A Finding Aid to the Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999 | Digitized Collection

Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999

Levine, Jack, 1915-2010

Painter

This site provides access to the papers of Jack Levine in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2015, and total 3,069 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 3.2 linear feet

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 born in Boston, Massachusetts and worked as painter and printmaker primarily in New York City. 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.

Provenance

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

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.