Former resident recognized

Published 9:00 am Saturday, July 14, 2018

Simeon-David Marable, president and curator at Levittown Internationally Known Communities, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements and leadership in artistic expression.

According to a press release, Marable’s passion for the arts began when he was a student at Lea College in Albert Lea, from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art and English in 1970. Upon graduation, he served as a seventh- and eighth-grade art teacher with the Pennsbury school system in Pennsylvania for 18 years. Soon thereafter, he became a ninth- and 10th-grade art teacher with Charles H. Boehm High School from 1988 to 1990 and ninth- and 10th-grade art teacher with Medill Bair High School from 1990 to 1999.

Alongside his primary endeavors, Marable has been the founder, creator and treasurer of Rivulet Art since 2000 and the Pennsylvania president of Levittown Internationally Known Communities since 2003. He is also been a long-standing member of the National Trust for Historical Preservation and program director of Dream of America.

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The release said Marable is also known for serving as the proprietor of the William J. Levitt and Family Historical Museum, which has showcased the family’s history from 1952 to the present day, and the developer of Levitt Mobile, which houses memorabilia and photographs of the 1950s era in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Marable has presented portraits, calendars and sketches to commemorate the city of Levittown and has authored several books in the subject as well. In recognition of his contributions, he was named Artist of the Year by the Albert Lea Lions Club in 1970 and was given the Republican Senatorial American Spirit Medal by the United States Senate in 2007. He has also been showcased in several editions of “Who’s Who in America,” “Who’s Who in the East,” “Who’s Who in the World” and “Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.”