Laura Lou Levy
Laura Lou Levy has a BA in Fine Arts from Indiana University, Bloomington and Universidad Complutense, Madrid, as well as an MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. A native of Kentucky, she spent years in Brooklyn and Manhattan before migrating to New Jersey. Levy has shown her drawings and paintings for decades, in galleries, nonprofit spaces, and museums. Her work has been mentioned, featured, and reviewed in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Star Ledger, and American Artist. It is in private collections in the US, Spain, England, France, and Israel, including Seagram, Dow Jones, Pinhook Distillery, and the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution. Her 36 years as a "Hedcut" Illustrator for The Wall Street Journal, gave her the unusual pleasure of making a living drawing pictures, for which she won numerous awards, and was featured in print and on television news. Levy's newly expanded painting studio at Manufacturer's Village is her sanctuary.