Alphonse LÚvy was an illustrator, painter and cartoonist, who is famous for his illustrations for and about the Jewish community. Born in Marmoutier, LÚvy eventually settled in Paris, where he worked at the atelier of academic painter Jean-LÚon GÚr˘me. Starting in 1865, he worked as a comical illustrator for magazines like La Lune (a satrical magazine against the regime of Napoleon III), La Rue, La Chronique IllustrÚe, L'Eclipse, Le Journal Amusant, La Caricature and Le Rire.
During the Franco-Prussian war, LÚvey satirized both camps in his cartoons for Le Journal Amusant, Le Boulevardier, and Le Petit Journal Pour Rire, which he signed with Sa´d around this time. In the early 20th century, he started working on his series of lithographs about Jewish life in the Alsace area. LÚvy produced a series of comics for L'IllustrÚ National between 1900 and 1902. LÚvy's next comics work appeared in L'╔patant in 1915, 'Les ExcentricitÚs de Courbouillon'. Alphonse LÚvy passed away in Alger in 1918.