Barney Levitt, CM

Barney Levitt has been creating ‘pictures’ ever since he was old enough to grip a crayon and scribble on his parents’ living room walls. He was given his first oil set when he was 10 years old, which set him on his destined path to becoming a professional artist. After graduating with a fine arts degree in drawing and painting, he never looked back.

His work ranges from classical still life set-ups to quirkier narrative pieces that tell a story or invites the viewer to create a narrative of their own. His paintings often cross over from the real to the surreal.
They vary in theme from the classical ‘old master’ setups, to a world of fantasy and make believe. Titles are important to him as they give the viewer better insight into what he’s trying to convey. Humor also plays out in much of his work and he strives for a narrative that will capture the viewers’ attention. His work combines naturalistic detail with quirky offbeat compositions that often juxtapose ordinary objects in ways the viewer doesn’t expect.

He studied under Robert Sullins and received his B.A. in studio art from S.U.N.Y. at Oswego. He’s a member of Gallery Blink in Lexington, MA, Gallery Antonia, in Chatham, MA, and the Stewart Clifford Gallery in Provincetown, MA. He has been a member of The Copley Society of Art since 2004 and received his Copley Master status in 2017. He has been juried into The International Guild of Realism, The National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society, and Oil Painters of America.

Selected Works