Thousands of caricatures and hundreds of oil and watercolor paintings have flowed from David Levine’s mind and hands, his pencils, pens and brushes for more than 50 years. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1926, Levine was trained by his parents to question authority and to love the underdog. He learned from professors and colleagues at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia to extract technique and theory from artists throughout history.
The result: For decades he’s been acknowledged worldwide as the most devastatingly insightful caricaturist since Daumier. His examinations of human flaws and foibles express a central passion. “I love my species,” says Levine.