David Levine (1926 – 2009)
Caricaturist and painter David Levine was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a clothing manufacturer and his mother was a nurse. He first studied at the School of the Brooklyn Museum Of Art, the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, as well as the Eighth Street School in Manhattan and the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is best known for his pen-and-ink caricatures, which appeared from 1963 to 2007 in The New York Review of Books and publications including The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Time, and The Washington Post. He is less well known for his beautifully executed paintings, held by institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the National Portrait Gallery, London. Levine's work has been widely exhibited, and he was elected an Associate Member of the National Academy of Design. He died in New York City.
Lithograph, 1963; edition of 122. Image size 10” x 13”; sheet size 13-1/8” x 17-5/8”. Signed in the stone; annotated "Artist Proof" and signed "D. Levine 63" in pencil in the lower margin. Minor ink spotting from printing in the right margin. Fine overall condition.