Viola Frey

 

 

Age: 70

 

Summary: renowned San Francisco artist known for her large, colorfully glazed clay sculptures of men and women that expanded the traditional limitations of ceramic sculpture and celebrated as one of the most daring ceramic artists of her generation, whose sculptures (some of which reached 12 feet tall) have been displayed in museums across the country and abroad, including the Smithsonian, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the American center in Paris.

 

 

Cause of Death: Colon cancer

 

Born: August 15, 1933

 

Died: July 26, 2004

 

Location: Oakland, California