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Riva Leviten


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Born in California in 1928, Riva Leviten spent her adult life as an artist in Providence, Rhode Island. She lives now in custodial care, having been diagnosed several years ago with Alzheimer's disease. Following is a quote about Rita from her daughter Priscilla's blog: My mother, Riva Leviten, was the most colorful woman I ever met. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s six years ago, she has faded to the... MORE
Artist Bio
Born in California in 1928, Riva Leviten spent her adult life as an artist in Providence, Rhode Island. She lives now in custodial care, having been diagnosed several years ago with Alzheimer's disease. Following is a quote about Rita from her daughter Priscilla's blog: My mother, Riva Leviten, was the most colorful woman I ever met. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s six years ago, she has faded to the point where she is now a pale pastel drawing of her former self. She’s muted, no longer the outrageous, outspoken artist I grew up with. Incredibly, the woman whose flamboyant, narcissistic personality embarrassed and angered me for 55 years is now a sweet, properly medicated elderly woman. Flashes of her charm, wit and off-kilter take on the world occasionally come through the haze that surrounds her brain. http://priscillawarner.wordpress.com

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