Southern Oaks - City Park , New Orleans 1970 , oil on masonite , 27" x 41" , newly framed 31 3/8" x 45 3/8" , signed and dated (1970) lower right. Excellent condition , vibrant colors , Post - Impressionist style, heavy impasto application.
Byron Levy has painted watercolors in New Orleans and many other locations for the past 50 years. He graduated from Tulane University in Engineering and served in the Army Air Corps where he started painting to record his overseas activities. He studied watercolor with many of the leading watercolorists in the United States including Dong Kingman, Bob Woods, Edgar Whitney, Terry Madden, Milford Zornes, Frank Webb, Judi Betts, Stephen Quiller and many others. He has participated in courses at Tulane University, Newcomb College, the University of New Orleans and other painting and calligraphy workshops.
His travels are recorded in over 150 sketchbooks accumulated during the past years. Pages from his World War II sketchbook appeared in The Times Picayune in 1995. A six page illustrated article appeared in the 2000 summer issue of Watercolor Magazine showing Byron Levy's sketches explaining techniques of workshops.
Byron is a member of the Louisiana Watercolor Society, the New Orleans Lettering Arts Association and the New Orleans Art Association. He is currently represented at several New Orleans galleries and one in Dallas, Texas.
Byron created posters for the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, the New Orleans Parkway and Park Commission and the WYES-TV/Channel 12 Annual Showboat Auction 2002. He recently won first place in the Louisiana Watercolor Society members show for his painting "Resting". He has had one-man exhibitions of jazz paintings and other watercolor shows. His paintings are in many private collections. Byron Levy most recently taught courses in watercolor at Forstall Art Supply in New Orleans.