Levine, Jack, 1915-2010

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Painter; New York, N.Y.

From the description of Jack Levine interview, 1968 Sept. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220187653

Artist.

From the description of Reminiscences of Jack Levine : oral history, 1956. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309738074

Painter; Boston, Mass. and New York, N.Y.

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.

From the description of Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80911325

Jack Levine (1915- ) is a painter from Boston, Mass. and New York, N.Y.

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.

From the description of Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 245518419

Jack Levine was born on January 3, 1915 in Boston, Massachusetts and worked as painter and printmaker primarily in New York City. Levine was one of the leading painters and advocates of the Social Realism School of the late 1930s.

Jack Levine was the youngest of the eight children of Lithuanian Jewish parents, Mary Grinker and Samuel Levine. After the family moved from the South End of Boston to Roxbury in 1923, Levine began to study drawing under Harold Zimmerman at the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. By 1929, Levine was studying painting under Denman Ross of the Fogg Art Museum.

From 1935-1940, Levine received U.S. government support from the federal Works Progress Administration. His first exhibition of paintings in New York City was at the Museum of Modern Art. In 1937, he painted The Feast of Pure Reason, a satire of Boston political power. Together with Ben Shahn, Levine became a leading exponent of the Social Realism School of the late 1930s. His first one-man show was held at the Downtown Gallery in New York City in 1938.

After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Levine was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1945, and a grant from the American Academy of Arts and Letters the following year. Also in 1946, Levine married painter Ruth Gikow and moved to New York City. Between 1950 and 1951, he was a Fulbright Fellow working in Rome where he was inspired by Old Master paintings. In the 1960s Levine's interest in printmaking intensified and he was instructed in creating intaglio prints by Emiliano Sorini and was introduced to Abe Lublin who was associated with the New York Graphic Society.

Levine has taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the American Art School in New York, and at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and at the Fogg Art Museum. He has also been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1956.

Jack Levine is currently represented by the D.C. Moore Gallery in New York City.

From the guide to the Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

Archival Resources
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referencedIn Seroka, Lenore. Lenore Seroka photographs, 1977-1984. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968] [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sawyer, Charles Henry, 1906-. Oral history interview with Charles H. Sawyer, 1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-2010. Jack Levine interview, 1968 Sept. 5. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, 1965-1968 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Hatch, John Davis. John Davis Hatch interview, 1964 June 8. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006. Arnold Newman photographs of artists, ca. 1940-1960. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Dobkin, Alexander, 1908-1975. Alexander Dobkin papers, 1940-1974. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Interviews of artists by Brian O'Doherty, [ca. 1962]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kupferman, Lawrence Edward, 1909-1982. Lawrence Kupferman papers, 1941-1971. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968] [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975. Charles Alan interviews, 1970 Aug. 20-1970 Aug. 25 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn American Federation of Arts. American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993 (bulk 1909-1969). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Hatch, John Davis. Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch, 1964 June 8. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lapham Park Social Center photograph collection, 1912-1945. Milwaukee Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Cobb, Ruth, 1914-2008. Ruth Cobb interview, 1971 Oct. 26. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.). Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Levine, Jack : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
referencedIn Scarpitta, Salvatore, 1919-. Salvatore Scarpitta interview, 1975 Jan. 31.-Feb. 3 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968] [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gilien, Ted, 1914-1967,. Oral history interview with Ted Gilien, 1965 Mar. 3 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Levine, Jack, 1915- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Listening to pictures : interviews. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Scarpitta, Salvatore, 1919-2007,. Oral history interview with Salvatore Scarpitta, 1975 Jan. 31.-Feb. 3 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf American Art Expositions (Firm). American Art Expositions, Inc. records. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Richter, Mischa, 1910-. Oral history interview with Mischa Richter, 1994 Sept. 27-28. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Hatch, John Davis. John Davis Hatch interview, 1964 June 8 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-. Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975. Oral history interview with Charles Alan, 1970 Aug. 20-1970 Aug. 25 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-2010. Letters, 1936-1965, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Benton, William, 1900-1973. William Benton papers, 1940-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006 Harvard Art Museum Archives
referencedIn Gikow, Ruth, 1915-1982. Ruth Gikow papers, 1933-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975,. Oral history interview with Charles Alan, 1970 Aug. 20-25 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Parsons, Anne Bowen. Anne Bowen Parsons collection of interviews on art, 1967-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Horowitz, Raymond J.,. Oral history interview with Raymond J. Horowitz, 2004 Oct. 20-Nov. 5 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Neuberger, Roy R. Roy R. Neuberger papers, 1940-1979. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Zóbel, Fernando. Notes on the history of American art : manuscript, 1949. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006. Arnold Newman photographs of artists, ca. 1940-1960. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907-. Karl E. Fortess taped interviews with artists, [1963-1985]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cobb, Ruth, 1914-2008,. Oral history interview with Ruth Cobb, 1971 Oct. 26 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Richter, Mischa, 1910-2001. Mischa Richter interview, 1994 Sept. 27-28. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Levine, Jack. PAD/D pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Lloyd Lózes Goff Papers, 1905-1971 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-2010. Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. Papers of Henry Miller [manuscript], 1943-1946. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Saltman, Molly, 1915-. Molly Saltman "Art and Artists" interviews, 1965-1966. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Levine, Jack . Levine, Jack : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Kaufman, Louis, 1905-1994. Louis and Annette Kaufman papers, 1931-2000. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Prescott, Kenneth Wade, 1920-. Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott research material on artists, 1930-1987. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991. Chaim Gross papers, 1920-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Duca, Alfred Milton, 1920-. Alfred Milton Duca papers, 1940-1997. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph), 1904-1979. Papers, 1914-1987. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-2010. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Castellón, Federico. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1933-1971, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.). Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum of Art. Dept. of Prints, Drawings and Photographs. Institutional file, Exhibitions. Voice of conscience: the prints of Jack Levine. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993 (bulk 1909-1969) Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Gilien, Ted, 1914-. Ted Gilien interview, 1965 Mar. 3. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-. Reminiscences of Jack Levine : oral history, 1956. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Alan Gallery (New York, N.Y.). Alan Gallery records, 1953-1970. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-. [Jack Levine : International Art & Artists File]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Sawyer, Charles Henry, 1906-. Charles H. Sawyer interview, 1964 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Pickhardt, Carl E. Carl E. and Rosamond Forbes Pickhardt papers concerning Harold K. Zimmerman, [ca. 1932]-1943. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Zimmerman, Harold K., 1905-1941. Harold K. Zimmerman papers, l930-1954. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kupferman, Lawrence Edward, 1909-1982. Lawrence Kupferman papers, 1941-1971. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-2010. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Levine, Jack, 1915-2010. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-. Jack Levine : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
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associatedWith Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975, person
associatedWith Alan Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. corporateBody
associatedWith American Art Expositions (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith American Federation of Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953. person
associatedWith Baker, Oliver, person
associatedWith Barnet, Will, 1911- person
associatedWith Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000. person
associatedWith Benton, William, 1900-1973. person
associatedWith Blitzstein, Marc. person
associatedWith Bloom, Hyman, 1913-2009. person
associatedWith Bocour, Leonard, 1910-1993. person
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum of Art. Dept. of Prints, Drawings and Photographs. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, Milton Wolf, 1911- person
associatedWith Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999. person
associatedWith Castellón, Federico. person
associatedWith Close, Chuck, 1940- person
associatedWith Cobb, Ruth, 1914-2008, person
associatedWith Coen, Eleanor, 1916- person
correspondedWith Coolidge, John, 1913-1995 person
associatedWith Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975. person
associatedWith D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968. person
associatedWith Dobkin, Alexander, 1908- person
associatedWith Dobkin, Alexander, 1908-1975. person
associatedWith Downtown Gallery corporateBody
associatedWith Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Duca, Alfred Milton, 1920- person
associatedWith Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur), 1925-1997. person
associatedWith Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907- person
associatedWith Friedan, Betty. person
associatedWith Gikow, Ruth, 1915-1982. person
associatedWith Gilien, Ted, 1914- person
associatedWith Goff, Lloyd Lózes, 1917-1983 person
associatedWith Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987. person
associatedWith Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991. person
associatedWith Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970. person
associatedWith Hatch, John Davis. person
associatedWith Hirsch, Joseph, 1910- person
associatedWith Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981. person
associatedWith Horowitz, Raymond J., person
associatedWith Kaufman, Louis, 1905-1994. person
associatedWith Kupferman, Lawrence Edward, 1909-1982. person
associatedWith Lasansky, Mauricio, 1914- person
associatedWith Lawrence, Jacob, 1917- person
associatedWith Lee, Gypsy Rose, 1914-1970. person
associatedWith Levine, David, 1926- person
associatedWith Levine, Jack, 1915- person
associatedWith McDarrah, Fred W., 1926-2007, person
associatedWith Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907- person
associatedWith Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. person
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Neuberger, Roy R. person
associatedWith Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006. person
associatedWith Parsons, Anne Bowen person
associatedWith Paul VI, Pope, 1897-1978. person
associatedWith Penn, Irving, person
associatedWith Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph), 1904-1979. person
associatedWith Peter A. Juley & Son, corporateBody
associatedWith Peterdi, Gabor. person
associatedWith Pickhardt, Carl E. person
associatedWith Prescott, Kenneth Wade, 1920- person
associatedWith Probst, Joachim person
associatedWith Probst, Joachim. person
associatedWith Richter, Mischa, 1910- person
associatedWith Ross, Denman Waldo, 1853-1935. person
associatedWith Saint-Gaudens, Homer, b. 1880. person
associatedWith Saltman, Molly, 1915- person
associatedWith Sawyer, Charles Henry, 1906- person
associatedWith Scarpitta, Salvatore, 1919-2007, person
associatedWith Selvig, Forrest person
associatedWith Seroka, Lenore. person
associatedWith Simon, Sidney, 1917- person
associatedWith Simon, Sidney, 1917-1997. person
associatedWith Sorini, Emiliano. person
associatedWith Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987. person
associatedWith Starr, Louis Morris, 1917-1980, person
associatedWith Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. person
associatedWith Tooker, George. person
associatedWith Updike, John. person
associatedWith Weber, Max, 1881-1961. person
associatedWith Yevtushenko, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich, 1933- person
associatedWith Zimmerman, Harold K., 1905-1941. person
associatedWith Zóbel, Fernando. person
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United States
New York (State)--New York
United States
New York (State)--New York
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Art--American (?)--Reproductions
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Art, American
Art, Abstract
Children's drawings
Painting, Modern--20th century
Jewish artists
Painters--Massachusetts--Boston
Painting, American
Painters--New York (State)--New York
Printmakers
Painters
Painters--Interviews
Social realism
Painting, Modern--20th century--United States
Printmakers--New York (State)--New York
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Birth 1915-01-03

Death 2010-11-08

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