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Escaping France on the eve of World War II Fanny returned to the United States where she took an internship at Harper’s Bazaar, and later a job at the MET. During her career as an artist, she has painted more than 300 images on small gessoed composition boards – each one usually taking one month to complete. Brennan’s work has been featured at over 25 solo or group exhibitions throughout America.
Her images are surreal. Familiar objects are poised in stunning surroundings; Fujiyama is swept by a feather duster a two-man timber saw slices and iceberg; a folded dinner napkin waits in a wooded glade, and so on, and on. Each one of her compositions is a witty image that enchants the eye and challenges the mind.
"Nadine's Bookcase" is a limited-edition, hand-signed & numbered lithograph created by using traditional stone lithography. The paper size is 6 x 7 — inches. The image size is 3 x 2 — inches. Fanny Brennan created her stone lithographs on Arches Cover paper. Made in France, specifically for printmaking, Arches Cover has a pronounced grain, two watermarks, and two natural deckle edges.
Fanny Brennan’s innovative approach to painting is immediately clear in the small size of her work, which never exceeds a few inches square. These tiny pictures are filled with humor and, in meticulous detail, present playful images of a mythical world that existed only in her imagination. As an American student in Paris, Fanny was an independent soul. “At the Atelier Art et Jeunesse,” she says, “they were always trying to get me to fill the entire page of drawing paper. I only wanted to make very, very small pictures.” Defying the fashion of the day, she refused to wear a hat and probably spent too much time at the Café de Flore, where she taught Picasso to play Chinese c checkers and rubbed peanut shells into Giacometti’s hair.