Jack Levine - America's Living Master
August 5 - September 18. 2004
Reception Thursday, August 5, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
exhibition artwork

For over six decades, Jack Levine (born 1915), one of the foremost social realist artists of his generation, has been a major proponent of representational form and moral content in American art. Levine consciously embodies a living link to the traditions represented by the European "Old Masters," an artistic debt openly acknowledged in his painting Six Masters: A Devotion(1963), which depicts Goya, Velasquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Rubens, and El Greco. Drawing inspiration from Goya, as well as Honoré Daumier, and George Grosz, Levine also has been a perceptive critic and satirist, recording societal ills, and human foibles and failings, with uncompromising candor. Addressing the pessimistic perspective that characterizes many of his major works, Levine has observed: "I am primarily concerned with the condition of man. The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication of my disappointment in man, which is the opposite way of saying that I have high expectations of the human race."

Timothy Anglin Burgard
The Ednah Root Curator of American Art
M.H. de Young Museum

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1999 The Century Club, New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
1998 DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Midtown Payson Galleries, Hobe Sound, FL
1994 George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992 Ogunquit Museum, Ogunquit, ME
St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA
1990 Midtown Payson Galleries, New York, NY
1980 Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN
1979 Jewish Museum, New York, NY
1968 Galleria D'Arte II Gabbiano, Rome, Italy
1960 Randolph Macon, Lynchburg, VA
1955 Whitney Museum, New York, NY
1953 Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
1952 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1950 Boris Mirski Gallery, Boston, MA
1939-48 Downtown Gallery, New York, NY

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2003 DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
1997 George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996 ACA Galleries, New York, NY
1993 National Academy of Design, New York, NY
1990 Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
1987 Smithsonian, Washington, DC
1966 Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
1963 National Gallery, Washington, DC
1957 Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1953 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1950 Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY
1947 Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1946 Tate Gallery, London, England
1940 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
1938 Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
1936 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Art Institute of Chicago Art Institute of Chicago
Berkeley Art Museum
Boston Museum of Fine Art
Brooklyn Museum
Butler Institute
Des Moines Art Center
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Fogg Art Museum
Hirshhorn Museum
Israel Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
National Gallery of Art
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Seattle Art Museum
Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection
Vatican Museums
Walker Art Center
Williams Art College