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Viola Frey


Standing Woman (Woman with Hands Over Heart)

Stoneware, mounted on a black painted steel base
97 x 30 x 24 in. (246.38 x 76.2 x 60.96 cm)
Gift of the Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation

Frey was born on a vineyard in Lodi, California in 1933. At CCAC, she earned her B.F.A. in painting before pursuing an M.F.A. at Tulane University in 1955. After a sojourn in New York, Frey returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1960 to continue her exploration of the human figure. At CCAC, she eventually rose to the rank of Associate Professor in 1972 and was an influential member of the college’s faculty until her retirement in 1999.

Sara Morris

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