Dave Loewenstein – Muralist, Printmaker and Arts Organizer
Dave Loewenstein is an award-winning artist, printmaker, and arts organizer who has created over twenty public artworks in Kansas. Additionally, he travels the country to capture local stories through community-based murals.
In these times of polarization and division, murals remain a beacon for democracy on the ground. They translate oral histories into visual narratives that link communities from past to present and beyond.
Early Life and Education
Dave Loewenstein is a renowned muralist, printmaker and community organizer best known for his vibrant public artworks that can be found around the world – in America, Northern Ireland, South Korea and Brazil. His prints which focus on social justice issues have been included in permanent collections at museums like Museum of Modern Art in New York, Yale University and Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles.
Growing up in Evanston, Illinois, he began painting landscapes during his undergraduate years at Grinnell College. While painting, he became aware of the struggles facing farmers throughout Iowa. This inspired him to believe that his art should serve a larger purpose and that something was missing from the landscape paintings he was producing.
David Loewenstein is a Partner at Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP and specializes in intellectual property litigation throughout New York State.
He has over three decades of experience litigating patent and trademark cases across a range of technologies. His clients include multinational corporations as well as start-ups.
David currently provides advice to hedge fund and private equity clients on a broad range of complex investment manager issues, from transactions (mergers, acquisitions and lending) to legal, compliance and operating concerns.
He has extensive expertise in global business, having led the legal and compliance infrastructure at GSC Group – a large multi-strategy asset manager with operations worldwide. At this company he was responsible for its formation, operation, as well as regulatory compliance – along with overseeing other areas such as human resources management.
Achievements and Honors
David Loewenstein is a muralist, printmaker and community organizer from Lawrence, Kansas. His more than twenty public artworks can be found across Kansas as well as Northern Ireland and South Korea.
Dave has received numerous honors for his artwork, including a 2001 Lighton Prize for Arts Education from Kansas City Young Audiences and the Tom and Anne Moore Peace and Justice Award from Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice. His community-inclusive murals have breathed life into walls they adorn, transporting people from past to present day while looking towards the future.
He is also a Professor of English and Humanities at Grinnell College, teaching courses on early modern literature, culture, and history. He is the author of numerous essays and articles as well as editing a prestigious multiauthor collection. Additionally, in 2006 the Milton Society of America named him their Honored Scholar.
Dave Loewenstein is an acclaimed muralist and community organizer whose works can be seen throughout the United States, Northern Ireland, and South Korea. His prints address social and political themes and are featured in collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Yale University, and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics.
He has traveled the globe in order to bring the stories of people from all backgrounds to life on the walls of towns large and small. His murals, which often involve communities in their design process, have been featured in the documentary film Called to Walls.
He is available for speaking engagements and provides advice to groups interested in starting community-based public art projects. Based in Lawrence, Kansas, you can reach him through his website.
Dave Loewenstein was a Belgian financier who amassed great wealth by providing electrical power facilities to developing countries during the 1920s. At one point, his net worth reached around PS12 million in his native currency – making him one of the world’s wealthiest men at that time.
On July 4, 1928, 51-year-old Loewenstein disappeared while flying his personal aircraft. Theories have swirled for years as to why this occurred; many speculated he may have been killed at his wife’s request in order to gain control of his fortune or an interconnected conspiracy between business rivals and associates; however no concrete evidence has ever been uncovered to back these claims up. Nowadays, The Pinfold mansion in England–once owned by Loewenstein–is on sale for PS1 million.