Robert Levin was born and raised in Baltimore and currently lives and works near Burnsville, NC. He was formerly the Resident Glass Artist at Penland School of Crafts, and has taught in many exotic places such as Ireland, New Zealand, Rochester, Cleveland and Penland. He has exhibited widely in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and the former Soviet Union. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum of American Glass, the Contemporary Glass Museum in Madrid, the Mint Museum, the High Museum in Atlanta, and the Ebeltoft Glasmuseum in Denmark. He has received a Southern Arts Federation/NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, two North Carolina Arts Council Fellowships, and a NCAC Project Grant. He describes his work as "sort of a blend of Late Venetian and Early Neurotic."