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Mervyn Levy (1915-1996)

Artist of 3 portraits
Mervyn Levy was a Welsh artist and critic, best known for his association with Dylan Thomas. Levy first met Thomas at primary school in Swansea. While studying art in London, he shared digs with Alfred James and Dylan Thomas, both friends from his home town. Levy drew several portraits of Dylan. He had a distinguished career as a critic, and produced studies of James Whistler, L.S. Lowry and D.H. Lawrence.

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Dylan Thomas

by Mervyn Levy
pencil, 1938
NPG 4334


Dylan Thomas

by Mervyn Levy
pencil, 1950
NPG 4335


Ruskin Spear

by Mervyn Levy
pencil, 1982
NPG 5538