Alan Levine was born in New York City in 1937. After high school in Flushing, NY he attended the State University of New York at New Paltz receiving a degree in Art Education, followed by a M.S. Degree from Pratt Institute. He began his teaching career in 1960 as a member of the art department at Spring Valley High School and remained there for the next 37 years, teaching all areas of art before retiring in 1997.
From his early years to the present, Alan has always painted both in oil and acrylic on canvas. Upon retirement, he joined the Piermont Fine Arts Gallery in Piermont, NY. His work has frequently been displayed in Rockland and Westchester counties and in New York City. He is the recipient of many prizes and awards and his work is represented in the collections of many business firms and numerous private collections.