We had the good fortune of connecting with Geoffrey Levitt and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Geoffrey, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Someone said I am a genius. Heinrich Schliemann said that talent is energy and perseverance nothing more. (He was the head archeologist that discovered the ruins of Troy). Someone said I am famous. But this has come with great effort and hard work. Training ones eye for the visual arts takes in my case a whole life devoted to art. My father said that my art was greater than his, Dad’s 37 year career in animation started as a background painter with Disney Studios in 1937. My potential as an Artist has been reenforced by many compliments and awards. But is an ongoing process even at 71. As each each day presents a new set of aesthetic problems to be solved in a two dimensional setting. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I asked my Wife when would we let up on pursuit of the goal of greater public recognition. Her answer was when you are famous. I continue to work at my art every day. Like any job I continue to show up. 

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My biggest project has been doing impressions of one hundred LA Artists. This project is done now and I will have a solo show at MOAH Cedar in December of next year. I also have a show scheduled in China if COVID ever allows it. I am proud to run a face book page One Hundred Vibrant Artists of LA where I try to give publicity and share the art of other artists and myself. I do a variety of art forms including collage, mobiles, watercolor and acrylic. I have more than one style and do various series. However they are all my own style ultimately. My mentor tells me no matter Someone said I am a genius. Heinrich Schliemann said that talent is energy and perseverance nothing more. (He was the head archeologist that discovered the ruins of Troy). Someone said I am famous. But this has come with great effort and hard work. Training ones eye for the visual arts takes in my case a whole life devoted to art. My father said that my art was greater than his, Dad’s 37 year career in animation started as a background painter with Disney Studios in 1937. My potential as an Artist has been reenforced by many compliments and awards. But is an ongoing process even at 71. As each each day presents a new set of aesthetic problems to be solved in a two dimensional setting. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I asked my Wife when would we let up on pursuit of the goal of greater public recognition. Her answer was when you are famous. I continue to work at my art every day. Like any job I continue to show up.what I am doing she knows it’s my work.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’d take them to visit all our wonderful art museums. I’ would show them our wonderful murals in Lancaster. I’d take them to lunch at Cantors and the Getty. We’d go for walks along our beaches on our bike trail. And a night at the Hollywood Bowl with a picnic dinner and a night at the Opera.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My wife who has tirelessly promoted my career. And my Father who taught me to be an Artist and recognize my potential.

Website: GeoffreyELevitt.com
Instagram: leahgeof
Facebook: Geoffrey Levitt and Geoffrey E Levitt Artist page as well as One Hundred Vibrant Artists of LA
Youtube: Geoffrey Levitt

Image Credits
Leah Levitt, Photograper

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