The Legacy of Brunel Faris

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Collage by Brunel Faris.

Brunel Faris (1937-2005) was a native of Oklahoma City who received his MFA in Painting from the University of Oklahoma.  As an artist, teacher, and arts administrator, Brunel was prominent in the Oklahoma City arts community for over 40 years.  During 30 years of that time he was Chairman of the Art Department at Oklahoma City University.  Brunel is well known for his sensitive drawings and his delicate, insightful, and witty collages.  During his career he developed a technique in which the viewer could arrange and re-arrange the elements in abstract paintings on a magnetic board.

Brunel’s work is represented in the Oklahoma State Art Collection, the Fred Jones Museum of Art, The Philbrook Museum, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the Tulsa Performing Art Center.

Brunel Faris’ paintings and collages as well as items from his personal collection will be offered for sale in his home studio at 1012 NW 39th Street in Oklahoma City from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012 and on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  For more information call JRB Art at The Elms: 405-528-6336.

“Brunel’s work will be in the hands of people who understand and appreciate his work.  This sale offers collectors, at all levels from beginning to mature, an opportunity to acquire and experience the legacy of this man who made a significant contribution to Oklahoma’s artistic heritage,” states Joy Reed Belt, Director of The Elms.

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