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Charles Levier ( 1920 - 2003 )

Biography of Charles Levier

Levier was born in 1920 of a French Father and a American Mother in Corsica.  He hold a facination with color and form that led him, at the age of seventeen, to the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs for private studies.  World War II broke out and Levier served in the French army in North Africa, later becoming Liaison Officier with the US Office of Strategic Services.

Coming to America to live, he divided his time between the United States and France.  His first one -man show took place a the Galerie Constantine in Lyons in 1949, followed by an American debut in Los Angeles in 1950.  In 1955, he came to the attention of Dr. Lilienfeld of Van-Diemen, Lilienfeld Gallery in New YorkCity.  Dr. Lilienfeld was widely respected, and his personal enthusiasum of Levier's work was instrumental in esblishing him as a significent artist and proved a most valuable introduction to numerous collectors.

For over fourty years, Levier has enjoyed an important position with countless exhibitions around the world.  E Benezit, "dictionaires des Peintras, Sculpteurs, Dessinacteurs, et Graveurs, "volume 6, pg. 630, confirms Levier's solid price structure.

In addition, Dr. FM Hinkhouse of the Phoenix Art Museum has reviewed the works of Levier and describes him as a master of art, conceiving and executingeach of his paintings with the assurance that comes from a combination of basic, instinctive talent, good taste and formidable creative energy.  He is first and formost a figurative painter, dramatic and expressionistic, definitive yet seductive, yet always suble with carfully considered colors.


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