Blanche Levine, who supported arts, dies
Palm Beach resident Blanche Levine, widow of commercial real estate developer and philanthropist Alexander L. Levine, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, after a brief illness. She was 94.
She and her husband were founder members of the Kravis Center, where the Blanche and A.L. Levine Terrace is named after them.
“She was a character,” said Judith Mitchell, the Kravis Center’s chief executive officer. “She was so sharp and she had the wickedest sense of humor. I’m going to miss her.”
Blanche Levine and A.L. Levine, her second husband of 40 years, also supported The Society of the Four Arts, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. The Blanche and A.L. Levine Court for 20th Century and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is named in their honor.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Horowitz, her daughter from her first marriage to Alvin B. Stein, described her as “a commanding presence of glamour, elegance, grace, quick, wry wit and charm.”
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Levine is survived by two grandchildren, Emily and Daniel Horowitz and his wife, Eileen; and two great-grandchildren, Henry and Charlotte Horowitz.
She was predeceased by her daughter Margaret (Peggy) Tagliarino.
A private memorial service will be scheduled in the future.