Moses Levy spent his first years of study at an Italian school in
Tunis, after which the Levy family moved to Italy due to his mother's
frail health. In 1900, Levy enrolled in the Lucca Institute of Art,
where Lorenzo Viani was one of his classmates. In Florence, they were
often to be found together at the Academy of Fine Arts and Giovanni
Fattori's School for Drawing Nudes.
In 1907, Moses was invited to the Venice Biennial, to which he
brought a number of engravings. During this period he concentrated on
drawing, and his style shows the influence of his teacher Fattori. While
his family settled down in Rigoli, in the province of Pisa, Moses often
returned to Tunis. There he painted subje
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