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Murray “Emen “Levy always had an interest in creating art and being in the world of art. Born and raised in New York City, as a young man he was the Director and owner of two galleries and the producer of several art exhibitions in NYC. But, it was not until the mid-seventies when he took a detour to Wall Street, that things fell into place. He learned about investments and leverage. After a couple  of years, he returned to the booming art market with great zeal and determination to apply the same principals of intelligent investing to the purchase of fine art.  He built a nationwide reputation as an advisor to art collectors and investors.  He was written up in American Business, and Art and Antiques magazines as well as Barron’s newspaper as a specialist in finding “sleepers “in the art market.  He also produced a seminar “Fine Art for Capital Appreciation “at New York's Plaza Hotel, which was featured on NBC's nightly news.


Excerpts, Article by Will Covello - Visitor Magazine 1999  - "Levy started his artistic journey when he took up painting as a teenager growing up in New York. He worked in acrylics and oils and did a lot of landscapes.  While he managed and owned galleries in New York, he continued to paint, take pictures, and create prints and photo montages.  From the early boom of Egyptian art, Levy prospered in the art trade. During the King Tut exhibits tour of the United States, Levy predicted that Egyptian art would be a good investment. “It didn’t take  a genius to figure that out” he laughs “it was very old and in limited supply.” But Egyptian art broke all sorts of records at auction houses and the 80’s art boom was on. Levy became an advisor on investment art.  He has worked in New Orleans as an art dealer.  But since last Mardi Gras he has been making the transition from art dealer to working artist.  He found a new way to recapture the wonder of the beads. He liked the result enough to launch his own art genre"