Town Crier Report / Los Altos Town Crier
In 1921, 8-year-old Anna Knapp Fitz moved with her family to an 8-acre farm in Los Altos. As an adult, when asked what life was like in those early days, “Annie,” as she was known, picked up her paintbrush to tell the story.
The self-taught artist donated 212 of her paintings to the Los Altos History Museum, which draws from the collection for an exhibition titled “Annie Knapp Fitz Paints: A Legacy in Art,” on display Sept. 9 through Feb. 6.
Fitz’s varied works depict the changing landscape from agricultural to the birth of Silicon Valley, as well as the events that were major turning points, such as the coming of the railroad, based on historical photographs…cont.