Alexander O. Levy (1881-1947)

A Western New York artist, painter, illustrator, printmaker and book designer. At age three, he was brought to Cincinnati, Ohio, and he later moved to Buffalo, New York, where he was an illustrator, commercial artist, and painter.

1881- Born in Bonn, Germany.

1894-1900- Studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, OH, with Frank Duveneck.

1902-03- Studied at the New York School of Fine And Applied Art, NYC with Ossip Linde, William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri.

1909- Moved to Buffalo, NY, worked as an illustrator, commercial artist & painter.

1913- Art Director of the Larkin Company Buffalo, NY and began designing the color covers to their catalogs and did the Company’s 50th Anniversary booklet.

1920-23- Exhibited, Cincinnati Art Museum, OH, Society of Independent Artists, NYC.

1922-23- Exhibited, Salons of America, NYC.

1922-24- Exhibited, Buffalo Society of Artists (Prize), Buffalo, NY.

1925- Exhibited, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA.

1925-46- Exhibited, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

1935- Exhibited, Buffalo Society of Artists, Buffalo, NY.

1937-38- Exhibited, Buffalo Society of Artists, Buffalo, NY.

1947- Died, Buffalo, NY.

Exhibited annually at the Rundel Gallery, Rochester, NY.

Member of: Buffalo Society of Artists, Buffalo, NY, the Society for Sanity in Art, SC, the Salmagundi Club, NYC, Salons of America and the Society of Independent Artists, NYC.

Works: Cincinnati Art Museum, OH, Denver Art Museum, CO, the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, the Peabody Institute, MD, the Detroit Institute of Art, MI, Toledo Museum of Art, OH, Temple Beth El, Buffalo, NY, Temple Beth El, Niagara Falls, NY, St. Mary’s Church, Batavia, NY, and the Brooklyn Museum, NY.

(Rewritten and compiled chronologically by Mark Strong of Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc., East Aurora, NY. Sources: With permission from AskArt, previous submission provided by Patricia Shippee of Shippee Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut. The Wayward Muse: A Historical Survey Of Painting In Buffalo, 1987. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Newsletter, 1986. Who was Who In American Art, 1999) – source: Meibohm Gallery