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 Maplewood, New Jersey. She currently makes her home by Pines Lake in northern New Jersey.

Levy has shown her drawings and paintings in galleries, nonprofit spaces and museums, some of which include New York City’s The Painting Center, Artists Space, Gallery Onetwentyeight, and Westbeth; and in New Jersey: Gallery Aferro, Drawing Rooms, Pierro Gallery, The Center for Contemporary Art at Bedminster, the Hunterdon Art Museum, Visual Arts Center of NJ, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, and City Without Walls. Her work as a Senior Hedcut Illustrator for The Wall Street Journal for 36 years (recently concluded) allowed her the unusual pleasure of making a living drawing pictures, for which she has won awards and recognition as the subject of news features in print and on television.

Levy’s work has been mentioned, featured, and reviewed in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Star Ledger, and American Artist, and can be found in private collections in the US, Spain, England, France, and Israel, and collections including Seagram, Dow Jones, the Brooklyn Art Library, and the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution. She loves her new painting studio in Manufacturer’s Village. She can be reached at, and through her website at

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