William Auerbach Levy (American, 1889-1964)
Portrait of a Man
Etching and drypoint
Signed in pencil
Plate 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, sheet 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches
Good condition, unframed
Born in Russia in 1889, William Auerbach Levy moved to the United States at five years of age. He studied art at the National Academy of Design and the Julian Academy in Paris. He was known for caricatures of famous figures for The New Yorker, Esquire Magazine, and other prominent publications of his time. A large selection of his work is included in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, as well as the Library of Congress, Chicago Art Institute, Boston Art Museum, and Detroit Institute of Arts, among others.