Susan Obrant

 

Susan Obrant has been producing fine art for 30 years. Beginning her commercial career while still a student at Parson School of Design, she quickly established an enviable reputation as a superlative illustrator, garnering several prestigious honors, including:

* Grammy nomination for Best Album Cover, 1972
* Award of Excellence, Society of Illustrators, NYC 1972
* First woman judge at the Society of Illustrators, NYC, 1973
* Selected for the Society of Illustrators "20 Years of Award Winners" exhibit, New York Historical Society, 1979
* Ms. Obrant has been selected for inclusion in the forthcoming 56th edition of Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who in the World which "will chronicle the country's most accomplished men and women who are leading us forward into the 21st century."

Ms. Obrant expanded her repertoire with the creation of pastels, colored pencils, and oils on canvas. Her self-education began with extensive examination of the works and visions of the masters of western and eastern art, including an invitation to review the archives of the Louvre. Her compositions and techniques are often compared to the works of El Greco, Van Gogh, Goya, Botticelli, and many others.

Major exhibitions and recognition for Ms. Obrant’s work include:

* Hudson River Museum, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1976
* National Arts Club, Pastel Society of America, NYC, 1976
* Graham Gallery, NYC, 1977
* McNay Institute, San Antonio, Texas, 1977
* World Futurists Society, NYC, 1986
* Columbia University, NYC, 1987
* Pace University Law School, White Plains, NY, 1997
* The Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY, 1997
* Artist-In-Residence, Eastview Technology Center, White Plains, NY 1996 through 1998

Permanent museum collections include:

* Palace Museum, Knights of Malta, The Isle of Malta, 1993
* Museum of Modern Art, Caracas, Venezuela, 1993

Private collections include:

* Countess Ulrike von Heisermann und von de Goltz, Berlin, Germany
* Richard L. Ottinger, Dean, Pace University Law School, White Plains, NY
* Alfred B. DelBello, former NYS Lieutenant Governor, New York
* Schuyler Chapin, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, New York City, NY
* Sir Rudolf Giuliani, New York City, NY

Published folios, by Fine Arts Publishers, Ltd., London, England, include:

* "Visions and Voices of Westchester", 1997
* "Journeys I: The Southwest", 1998
* "A Visual Suite", Spring 2000

Raves:

"You have created timeless works of art that belong in museums."
-- Tibor de Nagy, Prominent NY Art Dealer and Gallery owner

"This is totally accomplished work, you can have a show anywhere."
-- Phillip Bruno, of the Staemphli and Marlborough Gallery

"Your draughtsmanship is exceeded only by your vision"
-- Fred Akamine, Associate Dean, Mercy College

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