Industrialist Pierre Lévy and his wife Denise, née Liève, began to collect French art in the early nineteen-forties. Their collection includes Derain, Matisse, Roualt, Dugy, Masson, Dunoyer de Segonzac and Picasso, as well as many other artists. Pierre Lévy has been a member of the Conseil artistique de la Réunion des musées nationaux since 1969. In 1976 the Lévys donated a large part of their collection, some 2000 objects including over three hundred paintings, to the French national museums. The collection is housed in Troyes.
Lévy, Pierre. Des artists et un collectionneur. Paris, 1976