Anne Labovitz was born on the shores of Lake Superior, in Duluth, Minnesota. Her grandmother, Ella Labovitz, also a painter, and the Lake both significantly influenced Anne's early work. Anne first watched and learned while Ella painted, which sometimes included sitting for a portrait of Anne. Later they painted together. These joyous times inspired Anne to embark on her career as a full time artist.

The series Lake Paintings is a culmination of a year and a half work that includes a large 8' x8' painting commissioned for the new Maurice's corporate headquarters in Duluth.