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Mother was Anne's earliest teacher.
Ty's sister, Anne Lavenue Power, was born August 26, 1915, in Los Angeles county, soon after the Power family moved back to California from Ohio. Tyrone and Anne, only about fourteen months apart, were extremely close as children and maintained that closeness as adults.
Anne Power loved the arts from an early age, with an interest in both music and painting. She was a gifted pianist. When her brother took the role of pianist Eddy Duchin for 1956's The Eddy Duchin Story, she helped coach him on the piano.
She loved painting so much that she made it her life's work, both as an artist and as a teacher. Her niece, Romina has said, "My Aunt Anne (my father's sister) tried for years to give a good foundation to my impulsive painting. Having had classical training, she detested my "non-method", and tried to indoctrinate me on the right way and the wrong way of doing things. She would give me serious lectures about shading, perspective, and composition. I have great admiration for my Aunt Anne's techniques, but I never followed her instructions. And she always knew that. But she loved me anyway." (Romina Power's Official Site ) Though most of her paintings were done in oil, she sometimes used watercolors. Her work also extended to sketches, in both pen and ink. She created a wide range of art works, including portraits, still life, landscapes, and even some abstracts. In the years 1940-1942, while a resident of Mill Valley, she had a studio in an old barn. Throughout her life, she painted and taught others to do so.
When Tyrone Power became an overnight star, Anne was very proud of him. Now and then she would be
seen on the town with him, possibly at a club or at a Hollywood event, such as a premiere.