Under the Brooklyn Bridge
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As a high school art student in Brooklyn, NY, Levey roamed the city’s waterfront, sketching and absorbing atmostphere. His paintings of the final years of the great New York port are particularly vivid and document the working merchant ships and harbor craft of the twentieth century.
He is a frequent exhibitor at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport where he was awarded the prestigious Rudolph J. Schaefer Maritime Heritage Award in 1985 and the Museum Purchase Award in 1991 at the Mystic International Show. He is an artist member and a past officer of the American Society of Marine Artists and has been designated as a Navy and Coast Guard Artist.
Gerry is listed in the Dictionary of Sea Painters, as an authoritative compliation of marine artists of the fifteenth through twentieth centuries. He is also one of 85 featured artists in the 2003 book Bound for Blue Water by J. Russell Jinishian, which is the definitive guide to contemporary American marine art. He is also listed in the Brooklyn Artists Index maintained by the Brooklyn Art Museum. Many of Levey’s paintings hang in the wardrooms of naval vessels and in the comes and corporate offices of the seagoing community.
Levey’s paintings are in the permanent collections of the Mystic Seaport Museum, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, the Coast Guard Academy and the Submarine Memorial Museum in the New London area. His work is also in the permanent collections of the Mariners Museum in Newport News, VA, the U.S. Naval Academy Museum at Annapolis, in Boston at the Charlestown Navy Yard Museum and in the Brooklyn Historical Society.SOLD. If you would like to inquire about the availability of other works by this artist, please contact the gallery.