Lon graduated UCLA with a fine arts degree and a post graduate advertising/illustration degree from Art Center College of Design
In the ensuing years he worked as an Art Director, Creative Lon Levin is a former 20th Century Fox art director turned children’s book illustrator turned contemporary artist.
During his long career in art direction, he led countless high profile feature film advertising campaigns including the Star Wars Trilogy. Over a 23 year career during which he was promoted to executive positions, Lon created highly successful award-winning film, TV and online advertising campaigns .
In 2006, he transitioned to children’s book illustrator, working on 33 books before making the switch to fine art.
Th pandemic changed everything. Lon and his wife moved from Los Angeles to San Miguel De Allende, Mexico to experience a truly creative environment. Soon after, he was invited to exhibit at several local galleries. Since that time, he has had showings in Milan, Barcelona, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach and New York. He has been interviewed by several magazines including Shout Out LA, Observica and Biafarin.
This series is an homage to the indigenous people of North America. Classic images of native Americans are brought to life with an electrified treatment of drawing, color and abstraction which is both contemporary and historical.
A gathering of indigenous leaders that represents many of the tribes of North America.
A colorful and electric portrait of a young man
A colorful and electric portrait of an indigenous princess
A truly colorful and exciting portrait of an indigenous chieftain
In a world of religious diversity. The mix of iconic religious images can have a profound effect on people.
My artwork takes a fun plunge into this realm of imagery.
I do this by creating altered and transformed images with a light touch and sometimes comical approach so that the viewer can see the impactful effect which could range from inspirational to frightening.
Although there may not always be material similarities between the different projects I’ve created, they are linked by recurring formal concerns and through the subject matter. The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work. Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings.
A reworking of two iconic images to give new meaning to the ancient warrior and hi method of transportation
A mild mannered depiction of the devil riding a hell worshiper to her final destination