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Jack Levine

Finger of Newt 1993-98
Born (1915-01-03)January 3, 1915
Boston, Massachusetts
United States
Died November 8, 2010(2010-11-08) (aged 95)
Manhattan New York, New York
United States
Nationality American
Education Harvard University
Known for Painting, Printmaking
Movement Social Realism
Awards Fulbright grant, 1951

It was a movement that had all the art critics, all the museum directors in its thrall.
Jack Levine
I'm an outsider.
As far as I'm concerned, I want to remain the mean little man I always was.
Jack Levine
Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists, as independent characters.
Jack Levine
Ah, but it's nice to be in the opposition, nice to be a bone in somebody's throat.
Jack Levine
This acting was very hard work.
Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists, as independent characters.
Jack Levine
I'm the little dog who goes the wrong way - under the hoop.
Impulses are hard to come by these days.
I wish there was a painter who could paint as well as Ted Williams could hit.
Jack Levine
I am primarily concerned with the condition of man.
Here we were, corrupting all those Russians toward communism.
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 for the human race.
Jack Levine
Now painting is different. It's something recollected in tranquility.