Biographical material, including awards, a confirmation certificate, and a diploma; letters; printed material; newsclippings; photographs; and sketches and etchings by Beatrice Levy and others.
Beatrice S. Levy scrapbooks, 1890-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 4190 available at all Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Beatrice Levy was an etcher, engraver, block printer, drawing specialist, and teacher. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago under Ralph Clarkson and with Charles W. Hawthorne in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She had a studio in Chicago's 57th Street Art Colony. Her work was exhibited at the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition (1915), the Century of Progress in Chicago (1933-1934), and the New York's World's Fair (1939). Levy was President of the Chicago Society of Artists, Supervisor of the Works Progress Administration Art Project Gallery, and Supervisor of the Easel Painting Division in 1936 for the Federal Art Project. In 1950 she moved to California, where she taught at the La Jolla Museum School of Arts and Crafts (1961-1962) and continued to exhibit her work.
Donated 1986 by Louis Steinfeld, cousin of Beatrice Levy.
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001