Artist

Fanny Brennan

Nationality

French-American

Artist Dates

1921-2001

Title of Work

Birthday (Set of 50)

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Date of Work

1978

Medium

Postcard

Height

4"

Width

6"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection, James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: FF_012_B

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

Fanny Brennan was born and raised in 1921 in Paris, France. Brennan was educated in both Europe and the United States, enrolling in art school in France in 1938. After the World War II had begun, she moved to New York and worked at both Harper's Bazaar and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is best known for her surrealist paintings which combine domestic objects like needles, buttons, books and ribbons with panoramic landscapes. A major characteristic in her paintings are that they never exceed a few inches square, making postcards a perfect platform for her creations.

Additional Information

Artists' Postcards Series II

Description: Postcard depicts a painting in its center containing a cloud wrapped with a trailing red ribbon in a blue sky.

UND Art Collections owns 50 copies of this postcard.


Postcard Reverse

Text in upper left hand corner of postcard:

Fanny Brennan, Birthday

Oil on gesso panel

© Artists' Postcards 1978, N.Y.C.


Top center of postcard:

Artists' Postcards logo


Text in bottom left of postcard:

Exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, Fall 1978


Four address lines are located on the bottom right side of the postcard.

Condition

Very good

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