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November/December 2010 Centerfold

Loser Buys Dinner by Barney Levitt | Artscope Magazine
art: Loser Buys Dinner
artist: Barney Levitt
medium: Oil on Canvas

I’ve always been drawn to detail and it’s been the realist painters who have been the source of my inspiration.  I try to create a narrative from the chosen objects that will elevate and give new meaning to their ordinariness. I strive to create a sense of mystery or humor from seemingly disparate objects.  Often there¹s an implicit smirk or wink I’m trying to convey to my audience. I was raised in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York where my family helped nurture a keen appreciation for nature.  As a child, drawing seemed as natural and necessary as breathing.  Hopefully I will continue to do both for a long time to come.

More of Levitt’s work may be seen at

  • Jurors:
  • Beth Van Gelder, Director of the Christopher C. Brodigan Gallery at the Groton School
  • Steven Hall, Director of the Carney Gallery at Regis College
  • J. Fatima Martins, artscope correspondent