About the Artist
Lives & works in New York, NY
Danielle Leventhal received a BFA in Painting with a second major in Art History, from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis in 2016.
Danielle is the recipient of the Jeffrey Frank Wacks Scholarship for Fine Arts, the Mary Cowan Harford Award in Watercolor, and the Scholastic National Silver Medal for Painting. She has worked for several art institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Saint Louis Art Museum, and Matthew Marks Gallery. Danielle previously worked as a Dreamweaver at Eleven Madison Park restaurant, creating personal experiences for the guests through art.
2016 - Washington University in St. Louis
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
BFA in Painting, Second major in Art History
Grants & Awards
2016 - The Jeffrey Frank Wacks Scholarship
2016 - The Mary Cowan Harford Award in Watercolor
2011 - Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, National Silver Medal: Painting
Le Jardin Du Roi, Chappaqua, NY
Generations, Scarsdale Library, NY
Everything Must Go, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Message Send Failure, TechArtista, St. Louis, MO
Student Exhibition, Santa Reparata School of International Art, Florence, Italy
Junior Winter Show, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Onward and Upward:
A Voicemail from Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Bill Clinton
I painted this portrait of Hillary Clinton, "Onward and Upward" in 2017 for my solo show in Chappaqua, New York. Bill and Hillary saw it at Le Jardin du Roi, and Bill asked the restaurant manager to purchase it on the spot, but it had already sold to someone else. A few weeks later, I was shocked and honored to get a call that Hillary wanted to commission me to paint another portrait as a surprise for the President's birthday. The experience of recreating the piece knowing it would be a part of the Clintons' art collection, delivering the painting to secret service, and finally receiving this voicemail in the hospital upon waking from my cancer surgery, was exhilarating to say the least.