Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, Rutgers University,1976
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
Research Interests: 20th-Century and Contemporary Art
Distinguished Professor of 20th-Century and Contemporary Art
Professor Gail Levin has taught twentieth-century American art and American Studies at the Graduate Center. Her current research centers on American modernism, specifically the works of Edward Hopper and Marsden Hartley. Levin was formerly curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and guest curator for many international exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Gallery. Her numerous fellowships include six from the NEH, and others from the Rockefeller Foundation, Yale University, Smithsonian Institution, the John Sloan Memorial Foundation, ACLS, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In 1995, she was awarded the School Library Journal Best American Biography and the NY Times Notable Book of the Year. She has held positions at the University of Tennessee as the Chair of Excellence in the Humanities, at USIA as Arts America lecturer, as Chair in the Humanities at St. Peter's College.
Co-author with Judith Tick. Aaron Copland's America: A Cultural Perspective. Watson-Guptill, 2000.
Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography. Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.
Edward Hopper: A Catalogue Raisonné, W.W. Norton, 1995 (3 volumes & a CD-ROM); Mosel Verlag G.M.B.H., 1995.
Theme and Variation: Kandinsky & the American Avant-Garde, 1912-1950. Bullfinch Press, 1992.
Twentieth Century American Painting: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. Sotheby Publications, 1987.