Selected Reviews of Gail Levin

“Reflections: Lee Krasner Interview from February 6, 1971,” in Eleanor Nairne, ed., Lee Krasner Living Colour,

(London: Thames & Hudson, 2019) for Barbican retrospective exhibition and touring to Frankfurt, Berne, and Bilbao, pp. 170-183.

Theresa Bernstein: A century in Art

Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art

February 26, 2014 | Portland Book Review

Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art

January 22, 2014 | Express Milwaukee

Theresa Bernstein: A Century In Art

Fall/Winter, 2014 | Women’s Art Journal

‘Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art’ Explores Classic Artist

December 22, 2013 | Dan’s Papers


Lee Krasner: A Biography

The Financial Times, London chose Levin’s Lee Krasner: A Biography, published in London by Thames & Hudson in 2019 as one of the five best books on Art for 2019. (November 23, 2019)

Lee Krasner: A Biography

Jewish Book Council

Lee Krasner: Slavery of Being a Girl

July 19, 2019 | Times Literary Supplement
March 1, 2011 | Book list

A Painter in Her Own Right

March 19, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

A Genius for Visual Language

March 25, 2011 | East Hampton Star

Lee Krasner: Author paints full picture of Pollock’s wife

March 27, 2011 | The Columbus Dispatch

Lee Krasner: A Fascinating and Iconic Modernist Master

April 1, 2011 | Broad Strokes

Who L.K. Was

June 15, 2011 | Berfrois

Lee Krasner: A Biography

February 14, 2011 | Kirkus Reviews

Artsy Reads: Lessons Learned from Lee Krasner

January 7, 2014 | Artsy Forager

Nicholas Hoare reviews “Lee Krasner” by Gail Levin


Becoming Judy Chicago


Setting the table

February 23, 2007 | Houston Chronicle

Becoming Judy Chicago by Gail Levin

February 25, 2007 | The Houston Chronicle

A Place at the Table

March 4, 2007 | The New York Times

All Roads Lead to Judy Chicago

March 9, 2007 | The Jewish Week

The Jewish Roots of a Feminist Icon

March 16, 2007 | The Jewish Daily Forward

Talking Judy Chicago

April 4, 2007 | Windy City Media Group

Detailed portrait of uncommon feminist artist Judy Chicago

April 8, 2007 | Chicago Tribune

Book Review

May 31, 2007 | East Hampton Star

Becoming Judy Chicago: A Biography of the Artist

May 6, 2007 | Albuquerque Journal

Book Review

December 15, 2006 | Kirkus Reviews




Art-World Wrongs and Rights

May, 2007 | Art In America


Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography


Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography

September 15, 1995 | Booklist

Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography

September 1995 | Oxford Review

Seeing the Light. Brilliant, Not Warm: Hopper’s Art- And Himself

October 1, 1995, | San Jose Mercury News

Lovers and Enemies

October 2, 1995 | The Nation

Behind Every Great Man…

October 4, 1995 | The Wall Street Journal
See Levin’s response, also published in The Wall Street Journal. November 8, 1995

The Hopper Wars

October 8, 1995 | The New York Times

A splendid Biography of a cold artist

November 5, 1995 | D. M. Register


Alone in America

October 15, 1995 | The Washington Post

The Master of Loneliness

October 16, 1995 | The Hartford Courant

Recommended Reading

November 6, 1995 | The New Yorker

The Art of Alienation

November 12, 1995 | The Albuquerque Journal

Muse Speak: Levin

December 7, 1995 | Los Angeles Times

The A List: The Exceptional books of 1998

January 20, 1999 | Bookman News, Library Booknotes, Best Bookworm, The A List, and American Archives of Literature & Information Technology


Aaron Copland’s America: A Cultural Perspective

Aaron Copland’s America: A Cultural Perspective (review)

December, 2001 | Johns Hopkins University: Project Muse

ART REVIEW; Fanfare for Copland, A Fervent Adventurer

December 22nd, 2000 | New York Times Book Review


 Marsden Hartley in America


‘Marsden Hartley in Bavaria’ Traces A Painter’s Retreat and Renewal

May 11th, 1990 | New York Times


Twentieth-Century American Painting


Twentieth-Century American Painting

July/August, 1988 | World of Interiors


Hopper’s Places


Hopper’s Scene

February 6, 1986 | The New Criterion

Art: The Unusual, the Instructive and the Mysterious at Rutgers

October 20, 1985 | The New York Times

HOPPER. What American painter Edward Hopper captured with a brush, art historian Gail Levin hunted with a lens. Juxtaposing the artist’s realism against reality, she sheds new light on his work and shows how time has changed Hopper’s places.

November 14, 1985 | The Christian Science Monitor


November 28, 1985 | The New York Post


Abstract Expressionism: The Formative Years


Early US Abstract Art On Show

July 7th, 1978 | The Daily Yoimuri

Japanese Review of Abstract Expressionism: The Formative Years

July 7th, 1978 | The Asahai Journal

Making Vivid the Spirit Of the New York School

 April 16th, 1978 | The New York Times

The Tribal Style: Ab Ex at the Whitney Museum

October 16th, 1978 | Time MAgazine


Synchronism and American Color Abstraction


A Fine Exhibition of Artistic Modernism

October 8th, 1978 | San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner

Dawn of Abstraction at Whitney

The New York Times, January 27th, 1978


The New York Times, January 22nd, 1978