American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
Place of publication, production, or execution:
3.2 linear feet
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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.
Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2015 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Materials which have not been scanned include some photographs with copyright restrictions; some photos of works of art; duplicates; blank versos of photographs; exhibition catalogs of other artists; and some publications. In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
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.
Jack Levine donated his papers to the Archives in 1962, 1978, and 1999.
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.
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