A painter and etcher, Nat Levy was born in San Francisco, CA on Oct.
21, 1896. After service in the Navy, Levy became an aide to
Milton Marks, Sr. in the California Assembly in 1917. Upon
graduation from the California School of Fine Arts, he opened a studio
and began his career as a poster designer and freelance artist.
In his leisure he etched and painted seascapes and scenes of the
Mendocino coast. He later worked as a graphic artist for Foster
& Kleiser (billboards) and taught for many years at UC Extension in
The Chronicle art critic Alfred Frankenstein wrote, "Nat Levy's
atmospheric renditions are so beautiful they seem as though they were
painted with fog on his bru
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