Simon Levenson’s oil paintings are represented by Cavalier Fine Art Inc. in New York City; Greenwich, Connecticut; and Nantucket. He has been represented by Wally Findlay Gallery and has shown at Grenning Gallery, Elaine Benson Gallery and Mast Cove Gallery. In 2011 his oil paintings were commissioned by the MTA Arts for Transit program and are permanently installed as large-scale murals for a New York City A Train subway station. He has received a Puffin Foundation grant and a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant. He has written two animated film treatments that were optioned by 20th Century Fox. After early studies at the National Academy, Mr. Levenson received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, where he focused on fine art, philosophy, writing, and film. His studies continued at The Art Students League with Gustav Rehberger. He is an avid admirer of the anatomy lectures of Robert Beverly Hale. He is the founder of Drawing New York, a New York City-based drawing group with over 5,000 members.