Mr. Alfred Levitt was a multi-faceted artist and a beloved teacher. He immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1911 at the age of 17. In the 1920s, he became an integral part of the circle of artists and intellectuals in Greenwich Village. During the 1940s, Levitt spent summers painting scenes of Gloucester along with Stuart Davis, Milton Avery, Adolph Gottlieb, and others. He contributed generously to the Department of Art and Art History at Mary Washington and wished to encourage young artistic talent. Alfred Levitt died at the age of 105 in 2000. His friend, Sherry Zowader, is Trustee for the Alfred Levitt Trust and is the donor representative for the Alfred Levitt Memorial Scholarship in Art.
Photo: Alfred Levitt