When Jun 4 - Sep 2
Location The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design
1916 Race St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

This exhibition marks the fourth in an ongoing series that explores the prolific work of alum Rochelle F. Levy '79. Known for her depictions of equestrian tableaus, peaceful seaside moments, and beaches populated with an ever-changing ensemble cast of characters, Levy has been painting picturesque scenes from her life and travels for more than fifty years. From Margate, New Jersey to Deauville, a seaside resort in northwestern France, these works give viewers a sense of escape, allowing an imaginative departure from the responsibilities of everyday life. These selections were created between 1984-2022 and demonstrate Levy’s endless exploration of her favorite subject matter.

By the Sea pays homage to Levy’s first solo presentation at Moore in 1984—titled Figures on the Beach—and again celebrates her ability to beautifully render these independent moments in time. Together, the landscapes suggest a singular composition that defines an artist’s career through memory.


Rochelle Levy was born in New York City and lives and works in Bryn Mawr, PA and Chesapeake City, MD. She holds an honorary doctorate of the Fine Arts from Moore College of Art & Design (1998); a BFA from Moore College of Art & Design (1979) and attended the University of Pennsylvania (1955-56) and Barnard College in New York (1954-55). Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions and represented in private and public collections nationally. Museums and galleries presenting recent solo exhibitions of the artist’s work include: Pandion Gallery, Fisher Island, NY(2010); Reef Gallery, Key Largo, FL (2006); Frost and Reed Gallery, New York, NY (2004); Frost and Reed Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY (2000-2004); Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia (2003, 1984); Philadelphia Art Alliance (1994, 1983); and Annenberg Research Institute, Philadelphia (1985); among others.

Image: A Perfect Day (detail), 2000, oil on linen, 20 x 20 in.