Laura Levine

Laura Levine


Laura Levine is a self-taught artist whose award-winning illustrations have appeared in countless magazines as well on the covers of numerous books and CDs (Richard Thompson's Rumour & Sigh, Verve's Essential Jazz Series).

For over a decade Levine has been painting an ongoing series of portraits of contemporary music’s pioneers, which she developed and adapted into a series of children’s picture books. Honky-Tonk Heroes and Hillbilly Angels: The Pioneers of Country & Western Music, and Shake, Rattle & Roll: The Founders of Rock & Roll (Houghton Mifflin; with words by Holly George-Warren). Her first picture book was Wig!, a collaboration with the B-52's.

Her work has received awards from The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, and Print Magazine.

Levine's paintings have been exhibited at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, The Buddy Holly Center, Yard Dog Folk Art, the House of Blues, The Museum of American Illustration, La Luz de Jesus, Kuntsmuseum Luzern, Villa Poniatowski, and the Experience Music Project, as well as in galleries in NY and LA, and are in the permanent collections of the Museum of International Folk Art (Santa Fe) and the Galleria Comunale d'Arte Modema e Contemporanea (Rome). Her work is in the private collections of Laurie & Larry David, Nora Ephron, Lisa Bonet, Tom Freston/MTV, Harry Shearer & Judith Owen, and Cher, among others.

A former music photographer, her work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Brooklyn Museum, the Tuscon Museum of Art, and is in numerous collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery. She is represented by the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea.

Ilustration clients include: The New Yorker , Time , Blab! , Sony Playstation , Acer Computer , The New York Times Magazine , Issey Miyake , Rolling Stone , Arnold Worldwide , Absolut , ADT Home Security , Appleton Paper , The Atlantic Monthly , The New York Times Book Review , The Walrus , Capitol Records , Sony Music , Verve Records , Nickelodeon , Washington Post Magazine , Boston Globe Magazine , Travel & Leisure , Bloomberg Personal Wealth , Fairchild Publications , Colors , Utne Reader , UCLA Magazine , MSNBC Interactive , Health , Disney Online , Smart Money , Virgin/EMI (UK), Doubleday , Houghton Mifflin Co. , Hyperion Books for Children

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