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Lev from Odessa

Lev in the late 1890s, as a younger man in his mid-to-late twenties. We will explore more of Lev’s youth and his life before immigrating to America in my Tapas and Webtoon graphic novel, “Sam in New York”!

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This is part of a larger picture that shows Lev’s son, Sam, as a young man on New York’s Lower East Side, to compare and contrast Lev and Sam as young men.

Lev has the Odessa Opera House behind him, showing the importance of not only Odessa in his formative years, but also the influence of the theatre, which was where he met his wife, Raisa (Sam’s mother).

Pose and clothes are based on that Leyendecker painting, “The Arrow Collar Man Reading Book.”