Les Levine was born in Dublin in 1935.
Considered a major originator of the conceptual movement, he was one of the first artists to use video tapes for artistic purposes.This “media sculptor” incorporated many technological and information tools into his art, such as the television, radio, billboards, telephone and other means of mass communication. His 1973 show entitled The Troubles: An Artist’s Document of Ulster introduced the concept of art as a sociological tool. Les Levine is the recipient of many awards, including the first prize for sculpture in the Canadian Sculpture Biennal. He is also a writer, lecturer and panelist. During the 1970s, he was the Associate Professor at NYU and the Distinguished Professor of Video Art at William Patterson College.