Gail Levin is Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women’s Studies at The Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York. The acknowledged authority on the American realist painter Edward Hopper, she is author of many books and articles on this artist, including the catalogue raisonné and Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography.
Her work on twentieth century and contemporary art has won international acclaim, been widely published, and translated in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Scholarly articles range from the theory of artists’ biographies to explorations of the intersection of American and Asian cultural studies. She has also focused on the art of Jewish women artists in historical context. Her interest in women artists led to biographies of Judy Chicago (2007) and of Lee Krasner (2011).
Her most recent project, Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art, includes a book, (2013) a comprehensive website, and a touring exhibition and is the product of her collaboration with several scholars including her doctoral students at the Graduate Center. Gail Levin is also an artist and photographer. Gail Levin has exhibitions of her own art work and serves as curator for shows with works by other artists, both historical and contemporary.