David Levine (Painting, Alumnus)

John Updike, (1979, pen and ink
Courtesy the Artist

The American novelist John Updike was one of the most frequent subjects of Levine’s satiric portraits for The New York Review of Books. Levine is widely credited with reviving the art of literary and political caricature in the late 20th century, and his drawings are part of the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., and other major institutions.