Barney Levitt

Realist Oil Painter
Artists 11

24 Berkeley St., Newton, MA 02465
Newton MA 02465

Artist Contact Info:
(508) 981-0556
I’ve been creating ‘pictures’ ever since I was old enough to grip a crayon and scribble on my parents’ living room walls. I was given my first oil set when I was 10 years old, which set me on my destined path to becoming a professional artist. After graduating with a fine arts degree in drawing and painting, I never looked back.

My 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. My paintings often cross over from the real to the surreal.

But just as each of us possess ever-changing moods and feelings; my paintings vary in theme from the classical ‘old master’ setups, to a world of fantasy and make believe. Titles are important to me as they give the viewer better insight into what I’m trying to convey. Humor also plays out in much of my work and I strive for a narrative that will capture the viewers’ attention. My work combines naturalistic detail with quirky offbeat compositions that often juxtapose ordinary objects in ways the viewer doesn’t expect.

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

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