Unfinished Self Portrait 2012

Unfinished Self Portrait 2012

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.