Born on March 14, 1939 in New York City. Peter Leventhal studied at Columbia University and later at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris. He has lived in many cities around the world, the latest being San Miguel de Allende where he currently has a studio. His artistic career has been recognized with several awards such as the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Grant in 1997. His work has been exhibited numerous times in New York, Florida, Puebla, San Miguel de Allende and Monterrey, Mexico.