William Levinson has spent his entire career in the arts – working as a writer in both television and print media and studying and exploring multiple art media including architecture, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and graphics.
1972-1999: Writer - Television
Development of the ABC television series, Firehouse
Creator/writer/producer of the NBC comedy series, Mama’s Boy starring Bruce Weitz and Nancy Walker.
Writer of hundreds of episodes of the ABC soap opera Loving. Subsequently Associate Head Writer and then Head Writer of Loving
1990’s – General Hospital – script writer, co-head writer, Head Writer; nominated four times for both a Writer’s Guild award and an Emmy, winning one of each in 1997 and 1999.
Wrote numerous other television pilots and individual episodes of TV shows
Writer - Print
Savvy Magazine – wrote a monthly humor column entitled Levinson about living with a career woman. Some columns were reprinted in newspapers and magazines around the world
Introduction and interview for Peleliu by photographer James Fee.
Essay for catalogue of the art work of architect Samuel Mockbee at the Birmingham Museum of Fine Art.
Catalogue for Berlin photography cooperative, lux, at the Photographic Museum Northwest
Column on collecting, NextMonet.
Transition to the visual arts
2000 - inspired by time spent with the late architect and MacArthur fellow, Samuel Mockbee, undertook the study of design at UCLA Extension with the intent of building a house.
I realized that goal from 2010-2013, designing and restoring a two hundred year old barn in Norfolk, CT
About 2004 -during a drawing studio class with artist Derek Boshier at UCLA, I found a powerful impulse to draw, and began to study at Art Center of Design where I worked my way through courses in every discipline from drawing and painting to digital photography, printmaking and letterpress, and began to create large format archival pigment prints
2007 - Il Bisonte in Florence, Italy to further my understanding of printmaking
Since 2008 the bulk of my artistic practice has been archival pigment prints
In 2014, I returned to New York from 25 years in Los Angeles and I now work full time as an artist
B.A. Princeton University, cum laude, in French Literature, 1962
M.A. UCLA Film School, 1965
M.A. Harvard University, French Literature, 1968.