biography of William AUERBACH-LEVY (1889-1964)

Birth place: Brest-Litovsk, Russia

Death place: Ossining, NY

Addresses: NYC; Paris, France; Ossining, NY

Profession: Etcher, illustrator, lecturer, painter, teacher

Studied: NAD; Julian Acad., Paris, with Jean Paul Laurens, 1911

Exhibited: AIC; Chicago SE, 1914 (prize), 1918 (prize); Pan-Pacific Expo, San Fran., 1915 (med.); S. Indp. A., 1918; NAD, 1921 (prize), 1925 (prize); Corcoran Gal., 1919, 1921, 1928; Calif. PM, 1923 (med.); SC, 1923 (prize), 1925 (prize), 1928 (prize), 1952, 1956; PAFA, 1911-12, 1917-37 (prizes, 1924, 1927); Jewish Centre Exh., 1926 (prize); Salons of Am. Awards: Samuel F.B. Morse gold medal, 1958; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1928.

Member: ANA, 1926; NA; SC; Chicago SE; SAGA; Phila. SE; CAFA

Work: AIC, BMFA; WMA; NYPL; LOC; Honolulu Acad. Art; Detroit Inst. Art; CI

Comments: Illustr.: Collier's, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, American, Woman's Home Companion magazines and newspapers. Teaching: NAD, NYC; Educ. Alliance, NYC. Lectures: etching; caricature. Film: "Making of an Etching," for Paramount. Auth.: Is That Me?, 1947; The Art of Caricature, 1951. Also appears as Levy.

Sources: WW59; WW27; WW47; Falk, Exh. Record Series.