Dana Levin the Instructor
Ms. Levin is proud to be part of a lineage
that connects her as an artist and teacher to Jean-Leon Gerome,The Boston School
Painters, Tarbel, Paxton and Benson, Ives Gammel, Richard Lack, and her own maestro,
Daniel Graves. Dana has taught academic realism for eight years. Upholding the
tradition of her education, Dana offers instruction and critiques to her students
on an individual basis.
Levin the Artist
Dana Levin began her fine art education at the young age
of 14, attending the competitive fine arts summer program, Belvoir Terrace in
Lenox, MA. and in high school the prestigious New World School of the Arts in
Miami, Florida. She continued her studies at the prominent Art Institute of Chicago,
where her achievements earned her an early graduation with a Bachelor of Fine
Arts degree. Seeking to enhance her artistic abilities and proficiency, Levin
then moved to Italy to train under painter Daniel Graves, and learn the techniques
of the European masters at the Florence Academy of Art. She completed the three-year
curriculum and upon graduation was asked to join the schools drawing and
painting faculty for the next five years and is considered to be among one of
their most important alumni.
search for meaningful subjects for her paintings has taken her throughout the
United States, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, and South America.
Additionally, she has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships from organizations,
which include the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, the Art Renewal
Center and the John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Fund. Her work has also been published
in several prestigious catalogues and magazines.