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William Auerbach-Levy

William Auerbach-Levy (1889-June 29, 1964) was a Belarusian born American artist of Jewish origin known for his paintings, etchings and caricatures.[1]

Life and career

Auerbach-Levy was Jewish, was born in Brest in Belarus (at that time Brest-Litovsk, Russian Empire), and emigrated with his family to the United States in 1894.[1][2] He studied in New York City and Paris, and subsequently taught at the Educational Alliance Art School and the National Academy of Design. In 1928 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.[1]

Auerbach-Levy authored several books on the art of caricature, and his work in that vein, often featuring celebrities and theatrical personalities as his subjects, appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and American Heritage.

His wife, Florence Von Wien, who collaborated with him on one of his books, died in 1957. Auerbach-Levy died at the age of 75 on June 29, 1964, in Ossining, New York.[1]

His works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, the Cleveland Museum of Art and Luther College.[1]


  • Auerbach-Levy, William and Von Wien, Florence. Is That Me? A Book About Caricature. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1947.
  • Auerbach-Levy, William. The Art of Caricature. Art Book Guild of America, 1947.

Further reading

  • Falk, Peter. Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975. Madison, Connecticut: Sound View Press, 1999
  • Sorel, Edward. "Perfectly Simple," in American Heritage, Vol. 37 (June/July 1986), 50-56.
  • Watson, Ernest W. "The Caricatures of William Auerbach-Levy," in Art Instruction, Vol. 2. (April 1938), 5-10.


External links

  • Cleveland Museum of Art
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