Not everyone can see the
humor in their local "loo", personal potty, or tidy toilet. However,
Castro Valley artist Anne Anderson turned her artistic talents and
quirky sense of humor into a series of painterly portraits of notable
necessaries called "Heads of the Masters". Anne was 88 when she passed away
August 31, 2005.
In 1998, these "portraits"
were incorporated into a book by the same name. The introduction says
that, these are toilets as they might have been imagined by Picasso &
kandinsky, Rene Magritte or by Andy Warhol and Marc Chagall and Freida
Anne, born in Lebanon, Ohio
, lived in Castro Valley 84 years. An artist all her life, she graduated
in interior design from the University of California, Berkeley. A
retrospective exhibit at the Sun Gallery, Hayward, marked her 85th year.