Published on: 1/31/2007 Last Visited: 4/11/2007
Cynthia Brants (1924-) Cynthia Brants was born in Fort Worth and studied at The Madeira School and Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She has been a printmaker and painter for more than 50 years. Her additional work is in metal-casting and model making. She taught for six years at Sarah Lawrence College and at Texas Wesleyan University.
Published on: 9/29/2007 Last Visited: 10/27/2005
Artist Cynthia Brants of Granbury will
be exhibited at Layland Museum in Cleburne Nov. 8-30
Renowned as an artist, Cynthia Brants will show 18 prints and oil paintings in the fourth segment of Artistry in Layland Nov. 8-30 at Layland Museum in Cleburne. Renowned also as a raconteur, Brants can be expected to weave an assortment of entertaining stories at her artist's reception, Nov. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m., to which the public is invited. Brants, a Granbury resident, has met and mingled with such celebrities as actors Zsa Zsa Gabor and Desi Arnaz, artist Jackson Pollock, songwriter Adolph Green and comedian Jack Benny.
Anybody can do that.' And it's not that easy," Brants said recently.
Born in 1924, Brants was educated at Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, The Madeira School, Sarah Lawrence College and Atelier 17 New School for Social Research in New York. She taught for six years at Sarah Lawrence. Her work hangs in collections in the Fort Worth Art Museum, Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Princeton University, The Madeira School, Women's Royal Voluntary Service in London and in numerous private collections nationwide and in England. She has had one-woman shows at Fort Worth Art Museum, Bodley Gallery in New York and at galleries and museums in Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin and in Granbury, where she maintains a working studio for graphics, painting and small metal castings and model-making. Prints she will exhibit in Cleburne include "Self-Portrait," "Moths in Candle Light," "Shades of Times Past," "Polarites," "Tattered Petals," "Historic Buildings on the Square," "Purple Iris," "Orange Iris," "Yellow Iris" and "The Old Bridge at Granbury." Oil paintings include "Still Life," "Landscape at Glen Rose," "Peonies," "Landscape at Granbury," "Early Morning Light with Live Oaks," "Camellia," "The Hand-Off" and "Landscape in Winter Light." Her prints are true originals from her studio press. "A real print is conceived and performed on a plate as an original image," she said.
Brants' did her earliest prized work, "The Cocktail Party," in 1948, when she was heavily influenced by the German expressionists. "I'm at the last of what is considered Early Texas Art in the late '40s and early '50s," she said.
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Renowned as an artist, Cynthia Brants will show 18 prints and oil paintings in the fourth segment of Artistry in Layland Nov. 8-30 at Layland Museum in Cleburne.